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0010228Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Militarypublic2017-05-09 19:172017-05-11 16:51
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0010228: Dwarves in Squads Constantly Swapping Equipment
After every task performed my dwarves (and a dingo man, two humans, and an elf) seem to drop their equipment, bring it back to the pile, and grab new equipment. Everything but the shield, it seems. They do this over and over, seemingly between each task.
Create squad of dwarves with other jobs still enabled
Assign uniform to squad
Delete all activities from schedule
Set squad to active
This was using DF LNP 43.05-r2 in a fort and world newly generated in the same version.

Saved Game Location: http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=12896 [^]
0.43.05, armor, equip, Equipment, Fortress Mode, Military, weapon
duplicate of 0001451confirmed Dwarfu Military equipment interferes with civilian equipment (picks/axes/crossbows/quivers) 
Issue History
2017-05-09 19:17IchthysdeKiltNew Issue
2017-05-09 19:19IchthysdeKiltTag Attached: 0.43.05
2017-05-09 19:19IchthysdeKiltTag Attached: armor
2017-05-09 19:19IchthysdeKiltTag Attached: equip
2017-05-09 19:19IchthysdeKiltTag Attached: Equipment
2017-05-09 19:19IchthysdeKiltTag Attached: Fortress Mode
2017-05-09 19:19IchthysdeKiltTag Attached: Military
2017-05-09 19:19IchthysdeKiltTag Attached: weapon
2017-05-09 20:43Shonai_DwellerNote Added: 0036509
2017-05-10 03:44LociNote Added: 0036512
2017-05-10 03:44LociRelationship addedduplicate of 0001451
2017-05-10 03:44LociStatusnew => resolved
2017-05-10 03:44LociResolutionopen => duplicate
2017-05-10 03:44LociAssigned To => Loci
2017-05-10 13:47IchthysdeKiltNote Added: 0036514
2017-05-10 13:47IchthysdeKiltStatusresolved => needs feedback
2017-05-10 13:47IchthysdeKiltResolutionduplicate => reopened
2017-05-10 16:26LociNote Added: 0036515
2017-05-10 21:49IchthysdeKiltNote Added: 0036517
2017-05-10 21:49IchthysdeKiltStatusneeds feedback => assigned
2017-05-11 16:51LociNote Added: 0036524
2017-05-11 16:51LociStatusassigned => resolved
2017-05-11 16:51LociResolutionreopened => duplicate

2017-05-09 20:43   
Aren't they just upgrading their gear? Do you have weapons and armor queued up at a workshop somewhere? When the guy with the best stuff dumps it for newly made better equipment, everyone else will follow.
2017-05-10 03:44   
You have mining/hunting/woodcutting labors enabled, which makes their work 'uniforms' conflict with their military uniforms (0001451). Disable those labors and your dwarves will quit dropping equipment every time they go on and off duty.
2017-05-10 13:47   
But that sounds as if it would apply to their armor, which they also keep swapping.

Observe the Dingo Man in the fortress - only one set of armor exists that he can wear, and not more are being created, yet he drops and re-equips it repeatedly.
2017-05-10 16:26   
It's a uniform conflict; it affects all of their uniform-assigned equipment (including armor, uniform-assigned clothing, and other equipment like quivers and backpacks).

Your dingo man does not have any of the problematic labors enabled in the save you posted; I watched him perform multiple training and hauling tasks without once performing "Pickup equipment". Perhaps you enabled his mining, woodcutting, or hunting labor after you uploaded your save?
2017-05-10 21:49   
Hey Loci, I guess I must have. Sorry! That must have been it. My apologies.
2017-05-11 16:51   
Thank you for taking the time to file a report and follow up.