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0008119Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Militarypublic2014-08-22 11:312014-08-23 17:16
0008119: Crossbow dwarves don't always fill quivers before starting patrol
Crossbowdwarves don't always fill their quivers before starting a patrol route. In addition, sometimes they can get stuck on a patrol route, stationing themselves near an enemy as if firing even despite having an empty quiver.
Just set up a marksdwarf patrol.
Especially annoying is how, if equipped with an already-empty quiver, they can get stuck staring blankly at the enemy.
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related to 0001374new  If squad is assigned multiple ammo types, dwarves with "individual choice ranged" carry wrong ammo, and other ammo bugs 
Issue History
2014-08-22 11:31TalvienoNew Issue
2014-08-22 12:39FootkerchiefNote Added: 0029501
2014-08-22 12:39FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2014-08-22 12:39FootkerchiefStatusnew => needs feedback
2014-08-22 12:39FootkerchiefNote Edited: 0029501bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0029501#r11381
2014-08-22 17:06TalvienoNote Added: 0029513
2014-08-22 17:06TalvienoStatusneeds feedback => assigned
2014-08-22 18:56FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0001374
2014-08-22 18:56FootkerchiefNote Added: 0029515
2014-08-22 18:56FootkerchiefStatusassigned => needs feedback
2014-08-23 17:16TalvienoNote Added: 0029553
2014-08-23 17:16TalvienoStatusneeds feedback => assigned

2014-08-22 12:39   
Does "starting a patrol route" mean they're on or off duty before starting it? Do any of 0001374's related reports cover it? There are a lot of reasons they might not pick up ammo.

2014-08-22 17:06   
It means they're headed to the patrol route from wherever.

I don't see that any of those reasons listed at 1374 cover it.

I have plenty of bolts, both metal and wood (over 1000 total). Sometimes they pick them up on the way up to the patrol route (on top of the wall). Sometimes they don't. Sometimes they run out of bolts and go get more. Sometimes they run out of bolts and keep patrolling, sometimes they run out of bolts and sit there as if stuck, unable to fire or move until deactivated.
2014-08-22 18:56   
Please upload a save that demonstrates the problem to http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^] and post the link here.
2014-08-23 17:16   
It was difficult to reproduce, but I think this should do it.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/17o3zrqleikf1dd/Gearedsquare.zip?dl=0 [^]

Marksdwarves in question are at the south east of the top wall layer. Just look for the ones that have empty quivers and are going to the patrol route. I THINK the ones you're looking for are Storaga, walking around the inside of the south wall... and Chonine, stuck on top of the wall in place without bolts, while she's supposed to be patrolling.