From: Birkerod, Denmark
Also if you combine three guard rifle divisions you automatically get guard rifle corps. If you combine two rifle brigades with guard status you get guard rifle division.
You can combine two guards divisions with a regular brigade or division and get a guards rifle corps. This means with 12 guards IDs you can make 6 guards corps instead of 4. I can see no reason to ever use 3 guards divisions to make a rifle corps.
Not sure how much manpower difference difference their is in the TOE (combining 2 ID + 1 Bde instead of 3 ID), but I wanted to keep as many divisions on the map as I could.
Do the guards unit limits go stictly off map counters, or is there some kind of manpower consideration? It seems like combining 2 guards ID + 1 Bde gives me room to promote another unit to guards status.
That's what I do too....Why use 3 Guards units when 2 can do the trick?
Presumably a 2 div/1 brig combo will require more replacements to reach full Corps TOE, but the way I see it is that the Corps will need to spend some time behind the lines retraining (experience plummets when combining) so they can restock on bodies while training.
To me, the biggest hurdle as the Soviet is the AP limit, never near enough for what needs doing especially during The Great Reorganization in ´42-´43.
So if I can use a brigade-unit that I can't use for anything else anyway, instead of using a division-counter which I'll have to spend APs to recreate, that's a no-brainer.
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