Help me out here, I don't remember this/know what it refers too
Talking about Armor Company vehicle crews? Vetting up faster =/= the manipulation Relic was talking about imo. Otherwise they would of gotten rid of the various bulletins that do it too
7 man cons also get vet speed bonus. I think Tiger ACE is most similar example to vet manipulation they were talking about.. Spawning a unit that already has vet
I guess they're okay with Tiger ACE because its endgame unit and at least its only vet 1 now
Faster XP gain via doctrinal ability is xp manipulation and is available in the game currently. And that was actually my suggestion about the "elite" doctrine. Replace the STr with an ability that could provide a number of bonus like faster XP gain an/or an extra vet level. One could introduce a similar ability for rifle company also.
Actually the main problem with the original commander was the Tiger and the fact that one could use the ability to give XP to allied units.