Multiplayer campaign, me on Ma Teng and buddy on Sun Jian.
Event popped that the renowned Sima Yi was now looking for employers. He then turned up in my recruitment pool as Ma Teng without armor equipped, which I assumed was a minor issue. He had a grudge against Cao Cao. Couple of turns later a new Sima Yi appears, this time under Cao Cao's control. Sun Jian fought and killed him in battle, but he remained only wounded. Didn't manage to see if he had all his gear equipped.