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0008394Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Combatpublic2014-10-02 11:312014-12-28 09:47
0008394: Manually stationed soldiers will not fight back
Stationed melee and ranged solders will not fight back against attacking sieges. They will block and dodge, but it appears that no attack actions are ever generated.

Changing orders to kill will not cause them to attack. Only cancelling orders completely and then issuing a kill command makes them attack. This makes ranged attackers almost worthless.

Note, this is only when squads are set manually stationed; when it is part of their squad's schedule it works as expected.

Two savegames are attached: first is a siege of human wrestlers (weird). Second is a run-of-the-mill goblin siege. In both cases the soldiers are pre-stationed, and the game only need to be unpaused to see the result. Reproduction thusfar has been 100%.
Manually station ranged or melee soldiers via 's'quad -> 'm'ove, into the path of oncoming enemies.
Save game 0000001: http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=9845 [^]
Save game 0000002: http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=9846 [^]
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duplicate of 0008367resolved Toady One Soldiers not attack nearby enemy when using kill or station order. 
Issue History
2014-10-02 11:31hobotronNew Issue
2014-10-02 14:41LociNote Added: 0030504
2014-12-28 09:47lethosorNote Added: 0031537
2014-12-28 09:47lethosorRelationship addedduplicate of 0008367
2014-12-28 09:47lethosorStatusnew => resolved
2014-12-28 09:47lethosorResolutionopen => duplicate
2014-12-28 09:47lethosorAssigned To => lethosor

2014-10-02 14:41   
duplicate of 0008367
2014-12-28 09:47   
Thanks! Sorry for the delay there.