I could be corrected but I understand there is no auto ground unit creation for Soviets (unlike the auto air creation that has been at least described in the manual). So apart from the return of old units, if you want more formations you have to manually create them and pay for them. You still could choke ToEs to have more units with less manpower in each of them though.
Well, if that is the case, how does one deal with the reality, of having tonns of points for personnel, but a low number of units on the board, because too many have died off? Needing to pay AP, which are limited per turn, restricts the reality, that the USSR, would just build more units; I doubt they decided, "oopsie comradskiy, we ran out of numbers and alphabet letters, to name new units", "sorry comrade Stalin", our army can get no bigger, because we cannot name them, we will just have to wait for more of our soldiers to die off!
That is odd, but I presume the designers figured that if you lost that many units, you probably have lost the game. I presume disbanded units return though?
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