From: Winnipeg, MB
I can't fully remember as I'm playing Japan so correct me if wrong but device upgrades require the full amount of devices to be available to upgrade, TOE upgrades do not.
For instance if a unit has 12 70mm it requires 12 105mm in the pool to device upgrade. In a TOE upgrade the unit will either keep the 70mm until such time as it can replace them, or if in a base with supplies, replace them with whatever is available in the device pool, 4 say if that's all there is. Any short fall id later fullfulled when supply and devices allow.
Does that make sense?
TOE means "Table of Establishment". It is the legal document that authorizes the unit to draw the list of devices in the table. Changing TOE is just a change to the list of authorized devices, not the actual implementation of that change.
The device upgrade can only occur after the TOE upgrade, and with all the conditions necessary for the device upgrade to occur.
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