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0008408Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Combatpublic2014-10-06 07:362014-10-11 09:10
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PCWindows 7
0008408: Marksdwarf friendly fire. Intentional???
2 z-level tall pillbox. Marksdwarf squad (approx 5) stationed near fortifications to fire on invaders that are pathing near the pillbox. Results in one dead Elite Marksdwarf and several hospitalized marksdwarves. They did fire on the goblins, the goblins did not return fire, and combat logs clearly show friendly fire, both from flying *bone bolts* striking marksdwarves, and later from marksdwarves engaged in melee combat with their crossbows. Either a loyalty cascade was resolved by the one dwarf dying, or he was killed and inflicted injuries without a loyalty cascade occurring.

None of the dwarves involved were issued kill orders at any time, nor did they tantrum.
Have not tried. This definitely occurred under typical circumstances, sending marksdwarves to a 10x10 building with fortifications. I will attempt to reproduce this and upload a save with active combat logs.

I can only assume that a dwarf was in the way when a second dwarf fired on an invader, and friendly fire was a result of the projectile code. It is notable that the pillbox was square, with invaders being directly south-east. This may have increased the likelihood of a dwarf being in the way.
using the starter pack v40_13r3. Default graphics, no mods or raw changes enabled.
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duplicate of 0008250resolved Toady One Military dwarves won't attack goblins 99% of the time, and when they do they cause a loyalty cascade. 
Issue History
2014-10-06 07:36slothenNew Issue
2014-10-06 07:47smjjamesNote Added: 0030552
2014-10-11 09:10FootkerchiefNote Added: 0030609
2014-10-11 09:10FootkerchiefRelationship addedduplicate of 0008250
2014-10-11 09:10FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2014-10-11 09:10FootkerchiefResolutionopen => duplicate
2014-10-11 09:10FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief

2014-10-06 07:47   
Friendly fire can also happen in adventure mode (I've seen it happen with large goblin ambushes), so 'friendly fire' by itself isn't neccesarily a bug.

Although I've had marksdwarves support my melee guys when fighting a FB (especially web throwers) and they're usually behind the melee guys, but I hever had any friendly fire incidents. Not that I noticed anyway. This was back in 34.11.
2014-10-11 09:10   
Sounds like 0008250.