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0008436Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- Combatpublic2014-10-16 12:402014-10-27 11:48
0008436: Major combat bug: Stationed military dwarfs dodge almost indefinitely rather than fighting back
Through some save-scumming effort I've managed to get a save file where this will occur every time. Start the save, and watch the large group of stationed dwarves. Check the battle reports. You'll find pages and pages that look like this ( http://i.imgur.com/5nTU86x.png [^] ). Endless dodging and no offensive attacks. It goes on for so long that many of the goblins actually get enough experience to level up to *lords and *masters. This must be related to all of the "kill command not working" bug reports.
Start the save and watch the large mass of stationed military. download: http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=9930 [^]
0.40.13, combat, dwarf fortress mode
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
2014-10-16 12:40izembaroNew Issue
2014-10-16 12:41izembaroIssue Monitored: izembaro
2014-10-16 12:41izembaroIssue End Monitor: izembaro
2014-10-16 12:42izembaroTag Attached: 0.40.13
2014-10-16 12:46izembaroNote Added: 0030646
2014-10-16 12:47izembaroNote Edited: 0030646bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0030646#r12034
2014-10-16 12:52izembaroNote Edited: 0030646bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0030646#r12035
2014-10-16 12:53izembaroNote Edited: 0030646bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0030646#r12036
2014-10-16 12:56izembaroNote Edited: 0030646bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0030646#r12037
2014-10-16 13:00izembaroTag Attached: dwarf fortress mode
2014-10-16 15:34izembaroTag Attached: combat
2014-10-17 22:04kicking jayTag Attached: Fortress Mode
2014-10-17 22:05kicking jayNote Added: 0030655
2014-10-17 22:06kicking jayTag Detached: Fortress Mode
2014-10-18 15:24izembaroNote Edited: 0030646bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0030646#r12067
2014-10-27 11:48FootkerchiefRelationship addedduplicate of 0008250
2014-10-27 11:48FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2014-10-27 11:48FootkerchiefResolutionopen => duplicate
2014-10-27 11:48FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief

2014-10-16 12:46   
(edited on: 2014-10-18 15:24)
This should be labeled dwarf fortress, not adventure mode. If someone could fix that, I would appreciate it.

I managed to overcome this by trying several different deployment methods. By alternating which squad is stationed, which isn't, and where, I managed to get enough dwarfs to fight to easily kill the siege. This will never happen if you start the save and don't fiddle with any military assignments though. I've seen one dwarf attack a gobbo, but that was out of around 50+ battle reports, and I think that might have been because the dwarf went berserk.

kicking jay   
2014-10-17 22:05   
Would like to note that this is not limited to Adventurer Mode, it is very present in Fortress Mode.

There's a reddit thread about this: http://redd.it/2isg15 [^]