Originally Posted by mcguyver
Not when you play 5 minute scrims on a paintball field, no.
When you are out in the sun for 6 hours, no breaks, yes, kit does make the player, and lack of kit finishes him.
The army doesn't let you show up to fight in street clothes, for this very reason.
Yeah, no gunfighter in the world can perform without the proper gear, all warriors get the best stuff money can buy. No one picks up a gun because they are being oppressed.
EDIT: Also let me interject, there is no difference between playing dress up army, dress up police, dress up rebel, or dress up freedom fighter. It's a game. If your game has strict guidelines so as to cohere to the fantasy you're presenting, then it's fine to exclude those without the kit to participate, but claiming that everyone should follow one rule set for equipment and clothing is absurd.
Ár skal rísa, sá er annars vill
fé eða fjör hafa. Sjaldan liggjandi úlfur
lær um getur né sofandi maður sigur.