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I wouldn't characterize that as "the best bet" per se, though it'll certainly make things simpler. Rather, it depends entirely on how familiar you and your group are with the various options, how much they slow down game-play for you, how much that impacts your enjoyment, etc. Those options are very modular, and it shouldn't be hard for each group to mix-and-match the ones that make the game work best for them.So basically, what your saying is, if your gonna play 2nd Edition, the best bet, without too much of a headache, is to just use the Complete Fighter's Handbook for your Martials/Weapon Specializations, The Ninja Handbook for Martial Arts. and not worry about using Combat and Tactics book aside from perhaps taking the Critical Hits rule from it, unless you 5E the Critical Hits.