Ooooooh riiiiight.Yes. So, if you delay picking up troops for 2 days (48hrs) & then feed the bear, you get the boost to all troops made over the past 2 days. Then you start with your steps and using timers.
I missed that. But really, if they're using 2 months of timer instants does getting the bear bonus on an extra day or two of normal production boosted matter so much that using 20-30 extra expansions for armories beyond what is needed make sense?