do Pit Fighter Heroes/Henchmen HAVE to be equipped with a fighting style or can they start without equipment?
As i read the "weapons & armor" section its the first - they HAVE to choose a style but MAY change it later... i fear the argument "other warbands can let warband members unequipped" doen't count for the pit fighters?
What do you think, would you allow me to buy an additional "naked" pursuer for my 30 gold leftover?
That rulebook contains many house rules interspersed with official rules. Some of the house rules are terrible. I recommend that you do not use it. Instead, go back to the original source material for all rules.
Since they are unofficial anyways, I prefer the older list. The newer list I never cared for, the styles force you into certain builds and to me never seemed "fluffy". Check with your group, but neither are overpowered.