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0000182Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Militarypublic2010-04-02 14:412014-09-11 21:06
Toady One 
AMD Phenom IIWindows VistaSP 2
0000182: Dead dwarves remain in their squads
Dwarves killed while members of a squad aren't removed from the squad roster after dying. They appear in both the military window and the squad command pane.
Removed deceased and living members from squad and sent into combat, still occurs. Created new squad, still occurs. Saved and reloaded, restarded computer, reattempted previous, still occurs.
Dead dwarves listed in squad roster show no current orders and no relevant skills. Dead dwarves can be removed manually with no further problems. Number of soldiers and number active properly ignores those dwarves.
military screen, squads
has duplicate 0000399closed Footkerchief Squads don't automatically remove dead members 
has duplicate 0001495closed Footkerchief Dwarfs are not removed from squad after death 
has duplicate 0002433resolved Footkerchief dwarves are not removed from squads on death 
has duplicate 0004298resolved Logical2u Dead squads are not removed from squad list, instead leaving an annoying placeholder 
related to 0001755resolved Footkerchief After soldier dies, military/noble screens go blank, followed by crash 
Issue History
2010-04-02 14:41MandelblurbNew Issue
2010-04-02 14:48garanisIssue Monitored: garanis
2010-04-02 14:48garanisIssue End Monitor: garanis
2010-04-02 18:40TodestoolTag Attached: military screen
2010-04-03 15:26FootkerchiefCategoryGeneral => Dwarf Mode -- Military
2010-04-03 18:26chuzzumIssue Monitored: chuzzum
2010-04-04 10:14FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0000399
2010-04-05 03:42dwarfmeIssue Monitored: dwarfme
2010-04-05 09:41katyrnynNote Added: 0001101
2010-04-07 00:02MylonNote Added: 0001691
2010-04-07 00:08DoctorZuberNote Added: 0001693
2010-04-09 07:16MarconiusNote Added: 0002321
2010-04-10 12:40MooUKNote Added: 0002626
2010-04-10 13:02DoctorZuberNote Added: 0002627
2010-04-11 15:27DwarfuIssue Monitored: Dwarfu
2010-04-12 23:35estokienNote Added: 0003211
2010-04-13 00:05Rafal99Note Added: 0003215
2010-04-15 09:06additionofzeroesNote Added: 0003695
2010-04-15 09:43DoctorZuberNote Added: 0003703
2010-04-15 17:11LacTag Attached: squads
2010-04-24 11:21FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001495
2010-04-24 13:14TillaNote Added: 0004916
2010-04-24 13:18DoctorZuberNote Added: 0004917
2010-04-26 20:06codeManJonesIssue Monitored: codeManJones
2010-05-01 09:22crossmrIssue Monitored: crossmr
2010-05-01 09:22crossmrNote Added: 0005824
2010-05-21 00:44EdurenIssue Monitored: Eduren
2010-06-09 10:03Kyle_SoloIssue Monitored: Kyle_Solo
2010-06-09 10:19CelIssue Monitored: Cel
2010-06-22 14:38FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0002433
2010-06-22 14:39FootkerchiefSticky IssueNo => Yes
2010-06-22 18:21FalldogNote Added: 0008992
2010-06-27 23:19hyndisNote Added: 0009196
2010-07-11 10:01ProfligateIssue Monitored: Profligate
2010-07-11 10:06shibdibNote Added: 0009939
2010-07-15 08:08FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0001755
2010-07-15 08:10Toady OneNote Added: 0010348
2010-07-15 08:10Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2010-07-15 08:10Toady OneFixed in Version => 0.31.11
2010-07-15 08:10Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2010-07-15 08:10Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2010-07-15 17:08DwarfuIssue End Monitor: Dwarfu
2010-07-19 13:45FootkerchiefSticky IssueYes => No
2010-07-21 09:08ProfligateIssue End Monitor: Profligate
2010-07-25 09:43CelIssue End Monitor: Cel
2011-03-21 16:17Logical2uRelationship addedhas duplicate 0004298
2014-09-11 21:06chuzzumIssue End Monitor: chuzzum

2010-04-05 09:41   
Seconded. I have also experienced this, even when the entire squad has been killed.
2010-04-07 00:02   
Confirmed. It makes replacing lost dwarves difficult.
2010-04-07 00:08   
I've noticed that if you compare the number of dwarves that exist in your squads against the number at the top of the military screen you can easily figure out how many dead dwarves you currently have in service.
2010-04-09 07:16   
Confirmed, this happened to me too.

Not a game-breaking issue, but still a bit annoying.
2010-04-10 12:40   
Figuring out how many dead isn't too bad - working out which ones is the fun part.

(Confirmed; this does get really irritating after a while but can be handled. At the moment, if I experience significant losses I simply rebuild the squad.)
2010-04-10 13:02   
oh agreed, it's still a total pain to strip and reform the squad. I've taken to just stripping everyone out of the squad and reforming it from scratch once I have 2 or more dead.

This however, is a minimum of 40 keystrokes to empty a 10 man squad, plus whatever it takes you to reform the new squad.

Yes, it's so tedious I got annoyed enough to total that up for you. That should tell you something about how much this one annoys me.
2010-04-12 23:35   
Dead militia commander was a pain, could not remove him, could not replace him with a dwarf already in his squad, so had to bring in a dwarf from another squad to take his place. (yeah I probably could have stuck the dwarf in another squad, exited and come back in and replaced the commander.)
2010-04-13 00:05   
What is annoying too is that dwarves already assigned to other squads aren't marked is any way when you select dwarves for new squad.
2010-04-15 09:06   
This is a total pain! What I've been doing in the meantime is after every sortie, wiping out the squads and starting over. Of course, that's when I ran into a couple of those nasty military screen crashing bugs.
2010-04-15 09:43   
well the good news is the military screen crashing bugs pretty much got nuked in 0.31.03. But we still have two seriously annoying bugs for organizing our squads.

- the list for selecting troops includes troops already in squads
- dead dwarves remain in their squads.

between these two bugs, it takes a disturbing number of keystrokes to fix problems if you have more than one squad to deal with.
2010-04-24 13:14   
Perhaps related to the bug wherein Dwarves stay in military even after being removed?
2010-04-24 13:18   
>>> Tilla. I'm not so sure on that one. I think that is because of 0000008. What I think is happening is the new work ethic is refusing to release the dwarf to do a new task. It's a big thorny problem that I think is effecting a lot of things.
2010-05-01 09:22   
ugh, really hope this is fixed soon. Just adds to the pain of military management.
2010-06-22 18:21   
Still here in .08.
2010-06-27 23:19   
Should definitely be fixed. Or at least put a dead marker next to a dead dwarf in a squad so we can replenish the ranks.

Removing them if they're dead is probably the best solution. After all, dead dwarves have titles and positions removed upon death. If your broker has an unfortunate accident you have an immediate job opening for a new broker.
2010-07-11 10:06   
It's a pain in the balls having u charge a battle hardened squad at your attackers only to see theirs only 1 guy in the squad and the rest r already dead, definitely needs a fix.
Toady One   
2010-07-15 08:10   
This should be fixed for 0.31.11.