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0003890Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- Combatpublic2011-01-14 06:022012-02-21 21:50
resolvedno change required 
PCWindows 732-bit
0003890: One-armed bowman can still fire projectiles
Attacking bowman (really, anybody who uses a bow/crossbow) missing opposite arms can still fire projectiles. Firing projectiles should be a two handed / two armed maneuver. How exactly would one notch an arrow and draw it back with only one hand? ;)
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related to 0001534new  Broken/mangled limbs/joints can still be used for walking, attacking, flying 
related to 0004224new  Adv Mode [r]emove always places items in grasps, allows wielding them all simultaneously 
Issue History
2011-01-14 06:02vipre01New Issue
2011-01-14 12:23Hieronymous AlloyIssue Monitored: Hieronymous Alloy
2011-01-20 10:03KnigelNote Added: 0014913
2011-01-20 12:36FootkerchiefSummaryAttacking bowman (really, anybody who uses a bow/crossbow) missing opposite arms can still fire projectiles => One-armed bowman can still fire projectiles
2011-02-03 21:10DwarfuRelationship addedparent of 0003925
2011-03-06 14:07FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0001534
2011-03-06 14:07FootkerchiefRelationship deletedparent of 0003925
2011-03-14 19:42FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0004224
2012-02-21 14:07XotanoNote Added: 0020412
2012-02-21 16:30PufferfishNote Added: 0020419
2012-02-21 21:50FootkerchiefNote Added: 0020431
2012-02-21 21:50FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2012-02-21 21:50FootkerchiefResolutionopen => no change required
2012-02-21 21:50FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief

2011-01-20 10:03   
This falls more into the general issue of grasping being bugged in this version: not only do you only need one hand to use a bow or crossbow, you can hold an infinite amount of items if they were removed from the inventory. Even if you have NO arms.
2012-02-21 14:07   
they put the bow on the ground and put an arrow ontop of it, bite the end of the arrow with the string and pull back, to fire they open there mouths.
2012-02-21 16:30   
Crossbows are also able to be shot one-handed. The real problem is nocking the bolt. That tension is beastly, though one could likely use one's teeth to draw it back into the mechanism.
2012-02-21 21:50   
Due to how weapons work in DF, this is expected behavior for now.