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0003922Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Equipmentpublic2011-02-02 16:402016-07-12 17:04
resolvedunable to reproduce 
PCWindows Vista 32-bitBusiness SP2
0003922: Military dwarves won't use/equip bolts brought via the embark screen
Exactly what it says on the can. Note that hunters WILL equip the ammo normally.
Embark with at least a crossbow, a quiver, and a decent amount of bolts. Turn any one of your dwarves into a squad and make sure he equips any of the ranged weapons you brought. Notice how he'll never equip any of the bolts you brought along, no matter how many you assign to him in the military screen.
This holds true for any types/combinations of crossbows and ammo; copper, steel, iron...
This holds true for any type of military squads/units; custom squads, archers, leather/mail users...
Dumping and reclaiming the bolts has no effect.
Any bolts constructed via crafters or bought off traders will be equipped normally.

Again, only dwarves with the hunter profession seem to be able to equip the ammo normally.

Additional note: Making a dwarf pick up the ammo by assigning him the hunter profession and then turning it off again, and drafting him into the military, will cause him to drop his equipment and re-equip the quiver without the bolts inside of it.

Additional note addendum: Setting to dwarf to an inactive, ranged, squad and giving him the hunter profession causes him to drop his equipment and not hunt at all it seems.
ammunition, bolts, Equipment, Military
child of 0001374new  If squad is assigned multiple ammo types, dwarves with "individual choice ranged" carry wrong ammo, and other ammo bugs 
Issue History
2011-02-02 16:40PruvanNew Issue
2011-02-02 16:41PruvanIssue Monitored: Pruvan
2011-02-02 16:42PruvanTag Attached: ammunition
2011-02-02 16:42PruvanTag Attached: bolts
2011-02-02 16:42PruvanTag Attached: Equipment
2011-02-02 16:42PruvanTag Attached: Military
2012-01-12 16:13FootkerchiefNote Added: 0019364
2012-01-12 16:13FootkerchiefRelationship addedchild of 0001374
2016-07-12 17:04LociNote Added: 0035610
2016-07-12 17:04LociStatusnew => resolved
2016-07-12 17:04LociResolutionopen => unable to reproduce
2016-07-12 17:04LociAssigned To => Loci

2012-01-12 16:13   
Reminder sent to: Pruvan

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2016-07-12 17:04   
Verified ammo assignment is working correctly in v0.43.03.

Note that ammo is assigned in the order shown on the ammunition screen. By default the top slot on the ammunition screen reserves the fortress's first bolts for "Hunters". Adding an assignment for a military squad will not supersede the Hunters assignment, and if you do not have enough bolts to fulfill the Hunters' quota then your military will not receive any. If you clear the Hunters reservation, the bolts will be free for assignment to the next squad in the ammo assignment list.