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0004077Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Militarypublic2011-02-26 18:242012-03-26 10:22
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0004077: Military dwarves leave claimed equipment in the field.
Military dwarf claims equipment that is lying out in the field. It's claimed, so nobody stores it, but the dwarf isn't on active duty (yet) so it just lays out in the field.

Along comes a siege, I assign all my squads to defensive positions. Dwarf with claimed equipment runs out to field to collect his leather hood and gets mowed down.
Could work around by assigning all new dwarfs to guard duty immediately to force them to pick up their eq.

IMHO, the correct answer would be to have dwarfs claim eq and store it in their squad/personal storage location when they are drafted, even if they aren't on active duty.
Equipment, Military
child of 0000535acknowledged Toady One Equipping weapons/armor on military is erratic 
Issue History
2011-02-26 18:24Granite26New Issue
2011-02-26 18:30Granite26Note Added: 0015531
2011-02-26 18:30Granite26Tag Attached: Equipment
2011-02-26 18:31Granite26Tag Attached: Military
2011-02-26 21:07DwarfuNote Added: 0015534
2011-02-26 21:07DwarfuTag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2011-02-27 06:01Granite26Note Added: 0015539
2011-02-27 06:02Granite26Note Added: 0015540
2011-02-27 22:40DwarfuNote Added: 0015561
2011-02-28 05:17Granite26Note Added: 0015566
2011-03-05 06:44DwarfuNote Added: 0015756
2011-03-05 06:44DwarfuTag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE
2011-03-05 06:45DwarfuRelationship addedchild of 0000535
2012-02-15 03:41ZaraIssue Monitored: Zara
2012-02-29 06:20Granite26Note Added: 0020905
2012-02-29 08:25FootkerchiefNote Added: 0020913
2012-02-29 20:20Granite26Note Added: 0020936
2012-02-29 20:21Granite26Note Edited: 0020936bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0020936#r7787
2012-03-20 19:48FootkerchiefNote Added: 0021615
2012-03-21 08:02Granite26Note Added: 0021639
2012-03-26 10:22thvazIssue Monitored: thvaz

2011-02-26 18:30   
Should be child of:

0000535: Equipping of weapons on military is erratic at best

Also, feel free to lower severity. It's not game breaking.
2011-02-26 21:07   
Reminder sent to: Granite26

You mentioned a leather hood - is it only clothing items that are on the field?

What are your equipment settings for the squad, are they set to wear armor while off duty?

Have you supplied them with personal cabinets to store their clothing in?
2011-02-27 06:01   
All my settings are default. No personnal cabinets, I'll try that.

I'll double check, put I think it was just 'clothes' which included leather caps and other uniformy type stuff.
2011-02-27 06:02   
Therr WERE squad racks, no cabinets though
2011-02-27 22:40   
Reminder sent to: Granite26

"uniformy type stuff"

That's what I was getting at - are they items that you have specified as part of their uniform or just their regular clothing?

If it is just their regular clothing, giving them some personal cabinets will allow them to get around to storing their stuff (it may take a bit, and will only work until their cabinets are full of stuff, mostly broken clothing, which is another issue).
2011-02-28 05:17   
Well, the job was pickup equipment(not store owned item), and it activated when I activated the squad(stuff had been laying there for months).

I don't know what he was going for, as he didn't make it, but there was something that fit the LEATHER HEADGEAR requirement for the generic LEATHER ARMOR profile I gave him.
2011-03-05 06:44   
Okay, thanks for the follow-up. If you experience this again, or still have a save where this is happening, please upload it to http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^]
2012-02-29 06:20   
I'll upload a save later, but I just had the same issue with military dwarves going outside to fill their waterskins as soon as they were activated with a 'Station' order.
2012-02-29 08:25   
Yeah, save would be appreciated. Thanks for staying on top of this one.
2012-02-29 20:20   
(edited on: 2012-02-29 20:21)
Well, it'd be pretty sorry of me to submit a bug and then refuse to do the legwork...

http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=5746 [^]

For the file I've uploaded, there's a dwarf in the main hallway who is walking outside to pick up equipment after being activated to defend against a siege.
It's explicitly the first time the military dwarf in question has been activated since I unforbid a significant amount of goblin and elf loot.

The problem isn't that he's going outside, it's that he waited until being Stationed to go get his new hat, or whatever

2012-03-20 19:48   
Toady may need an up-to-date save (0.34.02+) to fix this problem. It would be helpful for someone to upload a save to http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^] and post the link here.
2012-03-21 08:02   
Given all the clothing changes in the next rev, I'll wait till it's out to run a test