A question regarding political points- now that we can buy back destroyed LCU's- why is the cost of buying these units back so much lower than buying back a destroyed air group? I can buy back a division for <20pts but an air wing of 30 or 40 planes will cost >100 points?
well if you buy back an LCU, typically it will show up w/ a VERY low %age of its O/B & v. low morale/Xp. it will require months to rebuild into an effective fighting unit, meanwhile it's a drain on your device pools or veh/arm points production.
conversely, if you buy back an airgroup, you can populate it w/ planes'n'trained pilots from the pools & have the unit back at the front in a week after it arrives.
for me, it makes sense to buy a lot of the Commonwealth/British battalion-sized units that were destroyed in Malaya/Burma, they are cheap, refill reasonably quickly, & can be used to provide garrison troops in rear areas. any kind of base-force or HQ would also be worth buying, as support & engr devices are usually readily available from the pools. i'd be loathe to buy a rgt- or div-sized unit, it might be 12-18 months before the thing is up to snuff.