Question about Gears Tactics

Apologies if this has already been asked, but I tried searching old posts and came up empty. Is it possible at any point in the game to farm equipment and character levels, by replaying missions or otherwise(I have noticed the “replay mission” option at the end of missions, but I’m led to think that just resets everything you earned from the mission and isn’t good for farming)? Or would I have to carry everything over to new game plus(if that’s even in this game) if I want to max out my team’s skill trees and get all the best equipment?

Thanks in advance.

Are you done with the veteran missions? they have the best equipment for rewards but are a lot more challenging.

I don’t know if I’ve even reached the veteran missions yet. I just finished chapter one a few days ago.

Irritates me that I’m not allowed to do all the side missions the game offers before it forces me on to the next main mission…