a) Very few guardsmen can survive an encounter with a demon, surviving several sounds unlikely and is either grounds for being executed by the Inquisition or drafted into Inquisition service. In fact, my squad has already been burning Fate points when fighting regular orks without any daemons or even warbosses in sight. Even Nobs are quite the challenge to a newbie squad. (Krak grenades did hurt it at least.)
b) The byzantine logistics system is a part of the fluff so I like that they included it.
c) The GM can adjust the target number for the mission gear roll if the guardsmen would be screwed without ALL of the gear.
d) If you are routinely being sent into missions where you need stuff that you don't have in order to have any chance of success the squad is being utilised wrong. In our last mission the mission gear was stuff like: bayonets, additional grenades and ammo, poor weather gear and additional rations. If any or all of those had been missing the mission would have been harder but certainly not impossible. If your squad keeps getting sent on airborne or underwater missions then relying on mission gear roll to get gravchutes/scubagear can end badly, but why is your squad ordered to do stuff like that?
Don't try to take on missions that are completely out of scope for the type of regiment the player squad is in, the GM should plan the campaign to suit the regiment (unless of course the GM is incredibly sadistic or everyone wants to play as the surfer regiment that got sent to desert planet by accident.)
On the other hand, once you've done few missions and it is likely that you can get some better gear through personal logistic rolls (and similarly the squad already has a reputation as problem solvers and allaround badasses) doing some extravagant missions is easier as a poor roll simply means that the squad has to (and can) get their gear through some other sources (and personally, in that scenario getting the gear would be a separate and funny miniadventure in itself.)
Edited by Askold, 21 March 2014 - 06:55 AM.