From: Eastern US
USA West Coast
Looking to recombine the marine units into a division once I get all of the parts but not sure how the mechanics work.
For units that can combine, there is a "show unit OOB" button in the lower-left hand corner of the LCU screen.
For example, both the 2nd USMC Regiment and the 8th USMC Regiment start the war in San Diego. They are both part of the US 2nd Marine Division. If you look at the unit OOB, you can see that the division can be formed by combining those two regiments along with the division's engineer battalion -- which is at Pearl Harbor -- and the 6th USMC Regiment, which does not arrive until May, 1942.
So you cannot form the 2nd Marine Division until May at the earliest.
Once you have all the subordinate units in the same hex you should see an option to combine them. If not, it is usually because 1) one of the units is attached to a different HQs than the others, or 2) one of the units has upgraded its TOE and the others have not.
You can fix the first problem by reassigning the unit to the appropriate HQ. You can avoid the second problem by leaving all subordinate units to "upgrade off" until after they combine.
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