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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0001598Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Combatpublic2010-04-27 23:452015-12-09 15:22
Assigned ToToady One 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.31.03 
Target VersionFixed in Version0.42.03 
Summary0001598: Enemy squads will never abandon their caged leader
DescriptionIf the "leader" of an ambushing squad (IE: the sole human along with his goblin minions) is captured in a cage trap, his goblins never leave him and just stay near the cage.
Steps To ReproducePlace cage traps, catch the leader, watch the squad stop in place.
TagsIntentional/Expected?, siege, traps
Attached Files

- Relationships
related to 0003876new Wild animals keep trying to follow their cage-trapped companions 
related to 0002999new Goblin shoots ineffectually at caged (berserk) elf diplomat 
has duplicate 0008038resolvedFootkerchief When Goblin group leader is caged in trap, followers stop there too. 
related to 0004552resolvedToady One Siegers waiting by bodies of dead leaders 
related to 0008738assignedFootkerchief Separated enemy squad stalls out 

-  Notes
derigo (reporter)
2010-04-27 23:51

yea i noticed this too. Didn't occur to me that it might constitute a bug.
smjjames (reporter)
2010-04-28 09:04

Its possible that this is intended.
Akjosch (reporter)
2010-04-28 09:18
edited on: 2010-04-28 10:22

Actually, they do abandon him or her and run if enough time passed (and possibly enough of them got captured or killed as well). I had a "siege" last for almost a year with just a bunch of swordsgobbos hanging around the cage with their squad leader in some corner of the map, while life went on quite splendidly for the Dwarves in the other corner and underground. Finally, two of them followed a cat into other traps, and the remainder fled.

ra2phoenix (reporter)
2010-08-19 00:07

This sounds like the reason I always have one siege squad standing around by my initial defenses even after the rest are all wiped out further into the fort. The first traps are a line of cages and the goblin sergeants like to run ahead of their squads.. maybe I should get rid of the cages til this is fixed.
Kogut (reporter)
2011-04-27 01:51

siege can also wait around body of dead leader (0004552)
Nevenrial (reporter)
2014-08-16 08:25

Sorry for the dupe report. I experience this in 40.8 as well.
Talvieno (reporter)
2014-08-16 11:11

Can confirm this, but it looks like something that could use a save, and I'm surprised we don't have a save of it yet.
Talvieno (reporter)
2014-08-21 09:46
edited on: 2014-08-21 09:46

Oh yeah, a save. Here you are. 40.09. [^]

Frame rate is a bit hampering, though. (and it's only the fourth year.)

Detros (manager)
2015-01-22 01:05

Still in 40.24. [^]

I have caged three goblins and 21 more are now just standing around. It seems like this reported issue.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-04-27 23:45 Krenn New Issue
2010-04-27 23:51 derigo Note Added: 0005480
2010-04-28 09:04 smjjames Note Added: 0005537
2010-04-28 09:14 Footkerchief Tag Attached: Intentional?
2010-04-28 09:18 Akjosch Note Added: 0005541
2010-04-28 10:22 Akjosch Note Edited: 0005541 View Revisions
2010-07-12 12:03 Footkerchief Tag Renamed Intentional? => Intentional/Expected?
2010-08-19 00:07 ra2phoenix Note Added: 0011907
2010-08-19 00:07 ra2phoenix Issue Monitored: ra2phoenix
2011-04-27 01:51 Kogut Note Added: 0017543
2011-08-15 12:03 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0004552
2011-08-15 12:03 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0003876
2012-03-05 08:43 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0002999
2012-03-15 03:02 kento Issue Monitored: kento
2013-12-07 04:57 Thundercraft Issue Monitored: Thundercraft
2014-08-16 08:03 Footkerchief Relationship added has duplicate 0008038
2014-08-16 08:25 Nevenrial Note Added: 0029139
2014-08-16 11:11 Talvieno Note Added: 0029143
2014-08-21 04:05 Nevenrial Issue Monitored: Nevenrial
2014-08-21 05:55 Footkerchief Assigned To => Footkerchief
2014-08-21 05:55 Footkerchief Status new => confirmed
2014-08-21 09:46 Talvieno Note Added: 0029415
2014-08-21 09:46 Talvieno Note Edited: 0029415 View Revisions
2014-09-06 18:31 vjek Issue Monitored: vjek
2014-09-18 05:00 Nevenrial Tag Attached: siege
2014-11-10 04:07 Nevenrial Tag Attached: traps
2015-01-14 14:42 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0008738
2015-01-22 01:05 Detros Note Added: 0032031
2015-12-09 15:22 Toady One Status confirmed => resolved
2015-12-09 15:22 Toady One Fixed in Version => Next Version
2015-12-09 15:22 Toady One Resolution open => fixed
2015-12-09 15:22 Toady One Assigned To Footkerchief => Toady One
2016-05-26 21:59 Thundercraft Issue End Monitor: Thundercraft

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