#1 Posted by Tybis -
#2 Posted by ACasser -
Otherwise, you almost always get their toys back -- presumably, your survivors collect everything at the conclusion of a mission to load up on the Skyranger (such as the alien bodies and weapon fragments, too).
There's one other condition that can preclude you from getting your toys back, but that's highly spoilerific to scenarios that can arise after certain developments later in the plot.
#3 Posted by Tybis -
#4 Posted by rzmmdx -
Aborting missions seems to lose all your gear while just letting them all die seemed alright.