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Is there really any advantage to choosing Sword and Shield Style? I refer to the instruction at character creation that states "Note: despite the name of this style, any one-handed melee weapon in combination with a shield will receive the afore-mentioned bonuses." (The bonuses are: one pip confers -2 to AC vs. missiles; two pips confers -4 o AC vs. missiles.) So it would only provide greater protection from missiles when using missiles in the main hand then? I.e., such as throwing daggers, darts, or a sling? Or throwing axes as well, I guess.
Edit: Oops, I need to re-ask it this way: The only benefit then is to provide a bonus to AC vs. missiles for characters that are using missile weapons? I.e., such as one that is hurling darts, slinging bullets, or throwing daggers or axes?
Is it actually implemented this way?