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0008364Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Combatpublic2014-09-27 13:392014-12-28 09:56
0008364: Dwarves stop fighting after some times.
It's the third times it happens:
The dwarves enter into a fight because of siege/uninvited guest, it lasts for a month or more (this time it was a bronze colossus, before it was a goblin siege with armored goblins and an iron made forgotten beast) and they suddenly stop fighting and give themselves to the opponent.

They were not even hurt or tired, they simply fight for a while then stand their ground and wait, and the target was reachable.

Usually it ends up with a quick fun for the fortress.
-Start in Fortress Mode
-Get dwarves into a squad and train them
-Find something hard to kill (bronze colossus or metal titan/forgotten beast give best result if they are harmless or your dwarves well protected)
-Make them fight and make it last long enough
-See your dwarves not attacking anymore and the creature still adempting to kill them.
The marksdwarves and elites marksdwarves don't seem to be affected (but recruits are).

The only way I found to fix it is for your dwarves to change jobs automatically with their skills (removing them from their duty doesn't seem to help) or the reason of the fight to be killed (Once the fight end and they becomes civilian again they can be send to another fight.)
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duplicate of 0008367resolved Toady One Soldiers not attack nearby enemy when using kill or station order. 
related to 0008250resolved Toady One Military dwarves won't attack goblins 99% of the time, and when they do they cause a loyalty cascade. 
Issue History
2014-09-27 13:39ReflexionNew Issue
2014-09-28 04:28KirkegaardNote Added: 0030419
2014-09-28 06:54FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0008250
2014-10-04 12:41muppet9876Note Added: 0030535
2014-12-28 09:55lethosorNote Edited: 0030419bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0030419#r12623
2014-12-28 09:55lethosorNote Edited: 0030535bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0030535#r12625
2014-12-28 09:56lethosorNote Added: 0031539
2014-12-28 09:56lethosorRelationship addedduplicate of 0008367
2014-12-28 09:56lethosorStatusnew => resolved
2014-12-28 09:56lethosorResolutionopen => duplicate
2014-12-28 09:56lethosorAssigned To => lethosor

2014-09-28 04:28   
(edited on: 2014-12-28 09:55)
Related to 0008367 somehow

2014-10-04 12:41   
(edited on: 2014-12-28 09:55)
Maybe related to 0008342. Though in 8342 dwarves won't attack the were as a beast at all.

2014-12-28 09:56   
Looks like 0008367 to me, but feel free to reopen this report or PM me on the forums if you disagree.