The Republic of Texas Guard remained the primary reserve military organization of the Republic of Texas for centuries. They sent Texas Guard detachments to every Texas colony in the stars, and continually upgraded their weapons systems and craft. They usually did this by acquiring the equipment the frontline military was retiring in favor of newer and better equipment. The Guard kept all of the systems it acquired, even going to the expense of crating up and preserving the equipment they retired in favor of new-to-them systems. And when people “retired” from the Guard they were officially placed on the inactive reserve list. This gave the Guard a massive amount of retired equipment and personnel far beyond their official strength should a large enough emergency ever come up. The War was that emergency.