Hi, a couple of questions on the topic:
1) Can the free Education [7.2] be used to upgrade regional units to forts?
2) What is the cost for reverting a fort to a regional unit? The printed rules say it costs 1 card and the unit doesn't have to be supplied [7.5], but the latest living rules (2nd ed, Feb 2012) say [7.5] refers to normal upgrade (regional to fort), not the other way around.
Thanks in advance.
1.) No. The Fortress Conversion is an Improvement (7.1), not a free Education/Experience (7.2). "(Prior to Turn 17) ... all NON-Fortress Soviet units have only one step, and as such CANNOT be improved, 7.1).
2.) No cost for flipping back to a Regional Unit ("There is no reward
or penalty for this reversion.", 7.5 last sentence).