The Republic of Texas Guard used many of the same designs as the frontline Texas military when The War came upon us all. Most of the designs were four to five decades old at the time, and had been through numerous upgrades and rebuilds. The frontline services often retired their oldest chassis, and replaced them with newly-built examples of the latest versions. The Guard happily accepted the castoff older models as it greatly improved their logistics. This allowed them to deploy with the main services when The War began, greatly increasing the amount of firepower that Texas could project into the stars. That left the older inactive reserves to take up the Guard’s traditional missions, which is why the Guard used sometimes-centuries-old equipment, and in many cases the original soldiers who used it, to defend Texas and her colonies throughout The War. Though it should be noted that the Peloran refit kits radically changed the capabilities they brought to battle.