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0006860Dwarf FortressCombat -- Generalpublic2014-07-09 12:502014-11-09 11:53
0006860: After severing a neck, the head-neck chunk is labeled as "neck" instead of "head"
If you target a neck and it is severed, the only body part severd is the neck - somehow the head continues attached to the body.
Hit someone in the neck with a slashing weapon, severes it, triy to find the severed head
It is a old bug, tried to find a related but it looks like it was overlooked.
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has duplicate 0007070resolved Footkerchief Severing a head at the neck results in dropping a neck 
related to 0006854resolved Toady One Pulped body parts don't get severed arteries or functional impairment 
Issue History
2014-07-09 12:50thvazNew Issue
2014-07-09 13:11thebestidentity123Note Added: 0025372
2014-07-09 13:20thvazNote Added: 0025374
2014-07-09 15:00DwarfuRelationship addedrelated to 0006854
2014-07-09 21:26PeepsNote Added: 0025475
2014-07-10 07:41thvazNote Added: 0025532
2014-07-10 08:13FootkerchiefSummarySevering necks only severe the neck - the head continues attached to body => After severing a neck, the head-neck chunk is labeled as "neck" instead of "head"
2014-07-10 08:14FootkerchiefNote Added: 0025535
2014-07-11 11:38FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007070
2014-09-24 10:44FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2014-09-24 10:44FootkerchiefStatusnew => confirmed
2014-11-09 11:53latias1290Note Added: 0030919
2014-11-09 11:53latias1290Note Edited: 0030919bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0030919#r12250

2014-07-09 13:11   
It may just be a naming problem. The game may call it a neck, but it probably has the head attached. Other body parts do the same, but it is more correct in the naming sense for them.
2014-07-09 13:20   
Yeah, you may be right, hadn't think this way. Even then, I think it should be more clear
2014-07-09 21:26   
He's right, even though the gib is called a neck the head is still attached to it.
If you butcher it you'll still get a skull and a brain, and if a necromancer raises it you can see the head and its affiliated parts as attack targets.
2014-07-10 07:41   
Maybe some moderator could change the title then?
2014-07-10 08:14   
Thanks for investigating, yall!
2014-11-09 11:53   
I never actually encountered this. And severing the neck is the primary attack for most of my adventurers.