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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0001986Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Militarypublic2010-05-20 03:202014-08-04 15:01
Assigned ToFootkerchief 
PrioritynormalSeveritymajorReproducibilityhave not tried
StatusresolvedResolutionunable to reproduce 
PlatformPCOSWindows 7OS VersionWindows 7
Product Version0.31.03 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0001986: Military Units strip from their uniforms when given orders to kill.
DescriptionI set up a military unit to use axes in general when fighting. They would go on their business and equip them while doing their day jobs (Inactive) as lumberjacks. However when I initiated a kill order, they threw down their weapons and charged in to wrestle with the target.

I then tried to specifically designate who gets what axe thinking that there was some confusion, however while I can see the axes laying on the ground, they do not appear on the weapon list at all.

I just reclaimed, and these axes still do not show up. They are Iron Battle Axes. The one axe that shows is a Copper Battle Axe, and he will drop even that if I give a kill order. They are not forbidden, designated for dumping, or melting. Why won't my dwarves use these axes?
Steps To ReproduceGive your military uniforms.
Give them orders.
They drop weapons and charge.
Additional InformationIron Battle Axes were produced on site/reclaimed. (Copper Battle Axe) was embarked with. Only (Copper Battle Axe) shows on the equipment list.
Attached Files

- Relationships
child of 0000535acknowledgedToady One Equipping weapons/armor on military is erratic 

-  Notes
Jiri Petru (reporter)
2010-05-20 03:48

This happens (I think) because dwarves tend to continue wearing old equipment, even if they are assigned something else. Once you activate them, they realize they have a wrong uniform and begin stripping. Then, if they can't pick up the new equipment (usually because someone else is still using it), they proceed to go on without it.

The reclaim issue is a separate bug - nothing that was being used before abandonment will be usable after reclaim.
Footkerchief (manager)
2010-05-20 09:55

I think this is largely the same as 0001451.
Jiri Petru (reporter)
2010-05-20 15:30

This is also probably a duplicate of 0000678, and I bet it's related to 0000892.
Chthon (reporter)
2010-05-20 17:18

Might have to do with the armsmaster noble assigning Dwarf A's equipment to Dwarf B, yet Dwarf A will not relinquish it until he's forced to find his own equipment when activated.

I haven't yet tried to use only specific outfits. This might correct this, however I have a large mess of iron battle axes and iron spears that are not available for my (now) one military dwarf to equip. They are not shown when I choose specific weapon.
Chthon (reporter)
2010-05-20 19:03

Upon viewing my stocks screen, I have the following weapons:
*iron battle axe*
+iron battle axe+
-iron battle axe-
(iron battle axe) (x2)
iron battle axe (x7)
(copper battle axe) (x2)
*iron spear* (x3)
+iron spear+ (x3)
-iron spear- (x2)
iron spear (x2)
(copper pick) (x4)
(bronze pick)
(fungiwood blowgun)
(spore tree blowgun)

However when I go into the military equipment screen and choose specific weapon I see only this:
(copper battle axe)

I think this may have something to do with the issue since so long as my lone axe dwarf is assigned that copper battle axe he will use it, but if I set up generic weapons or assign it to someone else noone uses any weapons. Could this glitch be a result of another glitch preventing valid weapons from appearing in the equipment menu?
Chthon (reporter)
2010-05-20 19:10
edited on: 2010-05-20 19:58

Just gave him some move orders and some kill orders. He sucessfully hunted and killed a deer manually with my orders. He even used my axe. However, even though he is set to cut wood, he ignores any and all jobs before and after to instead do individual combat training. This I believe is related to a separate bug in the military system.

Edit: Just bought a pair of (bronze greaves) and a (-copper shield-) from a caravan. Neither of these show up on the equipment menu either.

I'm going to pin a save onto this so maybe someone else with experience with military bugs can test this out and see if it's related to old bugs or new ones entirely.

Final: Save is located at [^]
I have given much information there as well. I will add the additional issues with equipment not showing up in the ticket notes.

Footkerchief (manager)
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 [^] and post the link here.
thvaz (reporter)
2012-04-08 08:26

Don't happen after 34.01. Kill orders are bugged when the target flee the map, but never once the soldiers dropped their equipment.
Footkerchief (manager)
2013-09-23 09:29

Please reopen this report or PM me on the forums if you have a save that reproduces this problem in 0.34.11+.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-05-20 03:20 Chthon New Issue
2010-05-20 03:48 Jiri Petru Note Added: 0007056
2010-05-20 09:55 Footkerchief Note Added: 0007077
2010-05-20 09:55 Footkerchief Issue Monitored: Footkerchief
2010-05-20 15:30 Jiri Petru Note Added: 0007097
2010-05-20 17:18 Chthon Note Added: 0007103
2010-05-20 19:03 Chthon Note Added: 0007111
2010-05-20 19:10 Chthon Note Added: 0007112
2010-05-20 19:38 Chthon Note Added: 0007113
2010-05-20 19:40 Chthon Note Deleted: 0007113
2010-05-20 19:41 Chthon Note Edited: 0007112 View Revisions
2010-05-20 19:58 Chthon Note Edited: 0007112 View Revisions
2010-05-20 19:58 Chthon Tag Attached: Equipment
2010-12-30 05:48 Quietust Note Added: 0014756
2010-12-30 13:57 Footkerchief Relationship added child of 0000535
2011-01-05 15:06 Quietust Note Edited: 0014756 View Revisions
2011-01-05 15:07 Quietust Note Deleted: 0014756
2012-03-20 19:48 Footkerchief Note Added: 0021627
2012-03-26 10:20 thvaz Issue Monitored: thvaz
2012-04-08 08:26 thvaz Note Added: 0022150
2012-04-08 08:26 thvaz Tag Attached: CLOSE THIS
2012-04-08 10:20 Footkerchief Tag Detached: CLOSE THIS
2012-04-08 10:20 Footkerchief Tag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2013-09-23 09:29 Footkerchief Note Added: 0024132
2013-09-23 09:29 Footkerchief Status new => resolved
2013-09-23 09:29 Footkerchief Resolution open => unable to reproduce
2013-09-23 09:29 Footkerchief Assigned To => Footkerchief
2014-04-21 03:41 thvaz Issue End Monitor: thvaz
2014-08-04 15:01 Footkerchief Tag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE

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