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0002946Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Militarypublic2010-08-04 04:322014-01-22 11:57
ZaZ Amari 
resolvedno change required 
0002946: Crossbow dwarfs prefer melee
As it says, my crossbow dwarves are rushing forward to bash enemy creatures instead of shooting them with bolts I've checked and they do indeed have ammo but unless they encounter the target at long range they will not shoot ammo at it.
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has duplicate 0004562resolved Footkerchief Marksdwarfs will charge and use crossbows as meele weapons 
child of 0003028new  Marksdwarves don't carry enough ammunition into combat. 
Issue History
2010-08-04 04:32ZaZ AmariNew Issue
2010-08-04 07:17FootkerchiefNote Added: 0011483
2010-08-04 07:19FootkerchiefNote Edited: 0011483bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0011483#r4489
2010-08-04 07:46schlappiNote Added: 0011486
2010-08-04 07:46schlappiNote Edited: 0011486bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0011486#r4491
2010-08-14 17:31DwarfuRelationship addedchild of 0003028
2010-09-03 05:58ZaZ AmariNote Added: 0012375
2012-03-28 07:49FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0004562
2014-01-22 11:57FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2014-01-22 11:57FootkerchiefResolutionopen => no change required
2014-01-22 11:57FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief

2010-08-04 07:17   
(edited on: 2010-08-04 07:19)
"Long range" as in how many tiles?

It would be helpful to upload a save where a marksdwarf equipped with crossbow/quiver/bolts is melee-charging an enemy who is more than one tile away. http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^]

2010-08-04 07:46   
I also had Marksdwarves charging into melee, but it turned out they were out of ammo available to pick up.

ZaZ Amari   
2010-09-03 05:58   
You can close this i found out the only ammo they were carrying was supposed to be used for training not combat...