I’m new to the Band of Blades (and had only some brief experience with FitD family). I have two questions about Load selection.
I’m using Heavy Specialist as an example.
Some playbooks give a choice of particular items at different Load levels, e.g. take Fine Shield or Fine Heavy Weapon. Do I select this once and for all (i.e. this is my assigned gear for life, no discussion, we’re in the military) or rather I make a choice every time I decide on Load (i.e. sequential selection: I take Heavy Load so I make choices first for Light, then for Normal and finally for Heavy).
Item replacement. Does Utility choice fall under item replacement rule? For example I play Heavy Specialist. I go on a mission with Heavy Load. On Normal Load I decide on taking a Fine Heavy Weapon instead of a Fine Shield. Later I select “Shield” as an Utility item. Is this utility shield replaced then by a Fine Tower Shield from Heavy Load (“replaces any Shield”)?