From: Winnipeg, MB
Ok, I am beginning to think that rest/ training has no purpose. At Los Angeles on December eighth I set the 65th Coastal AA to no replacements rest/ training. I left the 78th at combat with replacements and combat. I sandboxed it to the middle of March. Moral and experience both increased at the same rate. Note: Experience will not go up until your " set future objective" is 100.
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Post #1 'Does rest/training acutually do anything'
As was explained earlier, rest does not impact experience gains but it does impact the rate that disabled devices recover, be they squads or equipment. New units usually come understrength and when they start filling out the missing devices, the new arrivals are often in disabled state. In Rest/Training mode they can come to readiness faster than in combat mode.
And as Alfred pointed out, new troops decrease the experience level so experience gains are not noticeable while TOE is being filled out. Very few things in this game are dependent on single factors, so trying to calculate exactly when things will happen is difficult.
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