I joined the FJR 5 last year and it has been a great experience.
Here are a few things I like about the WW2 re-enacting so far:
- Real objectives (Like laying wire to connect 2 phones together, doesn't sound like much, but try it under fire)
- Real obstacles (Like digging in, or building a defensive position, in the middle of the night, or in the pouring rain)
- The uniforms (These guys look like authentic soldiers so you always get the immersion feeling)
- Real tactics (We attempt to apply real WW2 tactics while in the field, and as an ex CAF infanteer this really appealed to me)
Most important! These are a great bunch of guys!
And honestly it's not that hard to find all the kit you need (when you have help), took me about 3 months to get my basic impression together, although I find it's an ongoing process and you never seem to have enough kit...
If you want to attempt to have a real army/soldier experience I would suggest WW2 re-enacting over regular airsoft any day.
*Did I forget to mention you get to sleep in the great outdoors!