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0004389Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Militarypublic2011-03-30 03:492012-03-26 11:54
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PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.31.24 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004389: Military dwarf claims weapon from injured squadmate, weapon now assigned to both dwarves
DescriptionI have a squad using Individual choice, melee for weapon assignments. The squad leader Meng broke his right arm in combat, forcing him to drop his named steel shortsword Amthusest. The moment the weapon hit the ground, his squadmate Lor (also a swordsdwarf) immediately dropped his existing weapon and claimed Amthusest as part of his uniform. (I noticed when he began shieldbashing instead of using his sword). Viewing "m"ilitary->"e"quip->"P"ri/Assignments showed Amthusest as his assigned weapon.

Unfortunately, the injured dwarf did not remove the wepaon from his "P"ri/assignments, and viewing his entry, Amthusest is also listed in his assigned uniform.
Steps To ReproduceLoad save from [^]

The squad leader is Meng, the other dwarf (4th position) is Lor. Amthusest is in both dwarves uniform assignments.
Tagsmilitary screen, Uniform
Attached Files

- Relationships
related to 0000892resolvedToady One Undrafted dwarves keep carrying equipment, soldiers get assigned items being worn by someone else (who refuses to drop them) 
child of 0000535acknowledgedToady One Equipping weapons/armor on military is erratic 

-  Notes
Langdon (reporter)
2011-03-30 03:52
edited on: 2011-03-30 04:34

Forgot to add, should be child of 0000535, possibly related to 0000892.

I waited until Captain Meng was out of the hospital. He went back to the barracks to train, missing a weapon. His assignment list still has the sword, which is currently being held by Lor. Amthusest is still in both dwarves' assigned items list, according to the military screen.

I then went to the military screen, pressed "e"->"V", and removed Lor's weapon assignment. He promptly dropped the weapon, allowing Meng to pick it up (they were standing next to each other in the barracks).

I reassigned the uniform to Lor (which included the Individual choice, melee line) and Amthusest popped back onto his item list (but this time it was held by Meng).

I went back to Lor's equipment list, deleted Amthusest, then used "specific weapon" to assign him a bronze scimitar instead (I noticed Amthusest was the highest value sword in the list, the scimitar is somewhere in the middle). He kept sparring without a weapon. I then reapplied the uniform (which set it back to Individual choice) and Amthusest returned to his item list.

I then removed Amthusest again, then assigned a bronze shortsword that I knew was in a bin in the barracks. This time Lor picked up the shortsword properly and continued sparring.

Perhaps the game did not want to remove Amthusest from Lor's list because it is a named weapon (and thus triggered the "dwarves do not drop named weapons" clause) although Meng named it, not Lor.

I will continue to keep Lor on "specific weapon" maybe until Meng dies. Every time I go to "Individual choice, melee" he always chooses Amthusest.

Footkerchief (manager)
2012-03-20 19:48

Toady may need an up-to-date save (0.34.02+) to fix this problem. It would be helpful for someone to upload a save to [^] and post the link here.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-03-30 03:49 Langdon New Issue
2011-03-30 03:52 Langdon Note Added: 0016791
2011-03-30 03:54 Langdon Tag Attached: military screen
2011-03-30 03:54 Langdon Tag Attached: Uniform
2011-03-30 04:34 Langdon Note Edited: 0016791 View Revisions
2011-03-30 07:25 Footkerchief Relationship added child of 0000535
2012-03-20 19:48 Footkerchief Note Added: 0021625
2012-03-26 11:54 thvaz Issue Monitored: thvaz
2014-01-26 09:28 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0000892
2018-04-13 13:05 Huntthetroll Issue Monitored: Huntthetroll

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