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0007360Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Combatpublic2014-07-15 18:192014-09-05 04:34
Toady One 
0007360: Combat horror and cowardice too common
Combatants are much too prone to recoiling in horror. Take for example this goblin siege group:
http://i.imgur.com/sW7M7VB.png?2 [^]

That was the only actual combat thus far. Aside from that, a goblin recruit swung at but missed one of my dogs.

Three goblins fled after that, with absolutely no damage to them or any of their friends.

1.) All creatures in a military force should have suppressed horror reflexes -- they'll still be able to be emotionally disturbed, but it would take a lot more than it would to scare a civilian (Seeing 10 friends die rather than one corpse).
2.) Wounded/dead hostiles don't cause horror to military forces ever. Wounded/dead hostiles also cause dramatically reduced horror to civilians (the only times civilians should be disturbed by hostile corpses is if there's A LOT of them or if the civilian in question is a complete pacifist).
Uploaded save here:
http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=9000 [^]
Goblins should siege the fortress very quickly at the start of the season.
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Issue History
2014-07-15 18:19WaladilNew Issue
2014-07-29 21:48FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0006547
2014-07-31 07:27NevenrialNote Added: 0028029
2014-07-31 08:25Rafal99Note Added: 0028033
2014-07-31 09:08NevenrialIssue Monitored: Nevenrial
2014-08-27 13:57Toady OneNote Added: 0029722
2014-08-27 13:57Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2014-08-27 13:57Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2014-08-27 13:57Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2014-08-27 15:03lethosorFixed in Version => Next Version
2014-09-05 04:34NevenrialIssue End Monitor: Nevenrial

2014-07-31 07:27   
Fun fact... If a dwarf or creature dies on the path that traders use, they often times become horrified and drop everything they are carrying, leaving you free loot.
2014-07-31 08:25   
Nevenrial: The issue you mention is bug 0007185.
Toady One   
2014-08-27 13:57   
These reactions are much less frequent now, although there should still be some balance/nuance especially as it relates to people in/used to combat.