From: Tucson, AZ
For the cost of +1 EEV, each U.S. replacement option dumps the following into the replacement pool:
50 Assault Squads
10 Heavy Rife
and an assortment of mortars, recon, RCLs, MPs, mechanics, and cooks.
Remember that U.S. units use Assault and Heavy Rifle as their core infantry, while the ARVN uses Rifle.
He's probably right about the value of replacements vs. withdrawing a worn down division and bringing in a new one. You get more bang-for-the-buck with a new division. But there is a little more to the equation than meets the eye. The cost difference between between the new division and your rebate for withdrawing the old one is usually greater than the +1 EEV you paid for the reinforcements. So you are ultimately paying a higher price. Then you have the loss of proficiency, the delay in shipping the incoming division to the mainland, waiting for them to top off supplies, etc.
Thanks for that Curt dude. Good to know.
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