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0005532Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Justicepublic2012-03-03 02:572015-07-08 09:42
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resolvedno change required 
0005532: dwarf punches criminal instead of using a weapon
i caught a vampire,i set him for my military to punish him,every one of my dwarves had weapons,but they kept punching the vampire instead of killing him with his weapons..
1.Find a vampire.
2.Try to punish him with a military dwarf
3.Watch as he punishes the vampire by punching him instead of using his weapon
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related to 0005172new  Hammering gets downgraded to beating if no restraint (rope/chain) has been built 
related to 0001016resolved Toady One Captain of the guard performs beating with combat weapon. 
Issue History
2012-03-03 02:57BurtsNew Issue
2012-03-03 08:24QuietustNote Added: 0021025
2012-03-03 23:45BurtsNote Added: 0021047
2012-03-05 11:04HammerDaveNote Added: 0021135
2012-03-05 11:05HammerDaveNote Edited: 0021135bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0021135#r7868
2012-03-05 11:06HammerDaveNote Edited: 0021135bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0021135#r7869
2012-03-05 11:53FootkerchiefRelationship addedduplicate of 0005172
2012-03-05 11:53FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2012-03-05 11:53FootkerchiefResolutionopen => duplicate
2012-03-05 11:53FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2015-07-08 09:42lethosorRelationship replacedrelated to 0005172
2015-07-08 09:42lethosorResolutionduplicate => no change required
2015-07-08 09:42lethosorRelationship addedrelated to 0001016

2012-03-03 08:24   
What did you do, order your military to attack the vampire? If so, I'm surprised anything happened at all (and that it didn't result in a loyalty cascade)...

The proper way to punish a vampire is to accuse it of a crime and then let the Justice system take care of it, ideally with a large quantity of hammerstrikes.
2012-03-03 23:45   
i didin't have a hammerer,i tried to punish him throught the justice system,my recruits with weapons kept punching him, the same thing appears to apply when troops start throwing a tantrum,they attack people with their fists,ignoring that they have weapons.
2012-03-05 11:04   
(edited on: 2012-03-05 11:06)
This is the "beating" sentence, and that's how it's supposed to work. The only one which is supposed to use a weapon is the "hammerstrikes" sentence delivered by the hammerer. For that to happen, the hammerer needs to be appointed, not be the guard captain or in the military, there has to be an available war hammer, and you need to have a chain built as a restraint and set as a jail.

See also mantis 5172.