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0000916Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Militarypublic2010-04-10 01:482012-04-02 23:19
0000916: Military-only dwarves get unhappy
My militia commander is part of a squad of 9 dwarves. Their orders (all year) are that 3 of the 9 should guard a burrow around the fortress entrance, and they do this perfectly.

While the dwarves in the squad are not on active duty, most of them, commander included, spend time on Individual Combat Drill, which is fine.

The problem is that the militia commander (and one other dwarf with no civilian skills) get into a loop of unhappiness:
 - if they're on guard duty too long, they get the "long patrol" message
 - when their replacements relieve them, they switch back to civilian state and get the "grumpy about being relieved of duty" message.

There's a similar problem if the squad is given an explicit kill/move order and then stands down.
On initial embark, give 3+ dwarves ten points of military skills, and form them into a squad.

Put a burrow somewhere, and a barracks somewhere else.

Create a new alert level, and set the orders to "at least 2 guard the burrow" all year.

Let the dwarves cycle in and out of guard duty until they start flashing red.
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duplicate of 0002439new  Military dwarves are automatically dismissed and re-drafted each month, leading to a guaranteed bad thought 
Issue History
2010-04-10 01:48cimNew Issue
2010-04-10 02:10Khym ChanurIssue Monitored: Khym Chanur
2010-04-10 02:16DwarfuNote Added: 0002537
2010-04-10 02:30FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000525
2010-08-09 11:54FootkerchiefRelationship replacedchild of 0000525
2012-03-30 05:52KogutNote Added: 0021907
2012-04-02 04:33KogutTag Attached: CLOSE THIS
2012-04-02 12:09FootkerchiefRelationship addedduplicate of 0002439
2012-04-02 12:09FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2012-04-02 12:09FootkerchiefResolutionopen => duplicate
2012-04-02 12:09FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2012-04-02 12:09FootkerchiefRelationship deletedchild of 0000525
2012-04-02 23:19KogutTag Detached: CLOSE THIS

2010-04-10 02:16   
Related to 0000525.
2012-03-30 05:52   
duplicate of 0002439: Military dwarves are automatically dismissed and re-drafted each month, leading to a guaranteed bad thought