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0008203Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Interface, Military Screenpublic2014-08-31 10:002014-09-01 14:29
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PCWindows 7 64bitService Pack 1
0008203: Rusty dwarf marksdwarf skills misrepresented when filling squad positions on military screen
When selecting dwarves to fill positions in a squad of marksdwarves, scrolling through candidates typically shows each candidate's level in the Marksdwarf skill at the top of the screen (competent marksdwarf, not marksdwarf, etc.)

However, if the dwarf in question has become rusty in this skill, he will be listed as "Not Marksdwarf" when scanning through candidates. If the dwarf is selected to be in the squad, his level in the skill will be correctly displayed if his name is highlighted in the "squad positions" column.

This bug can make it slightly more difficult to select appropriately skilled dwarves from a large pool of dwarves when forming military squads.
1)Allow a dwarf with some level in the marksdwarf skill to become rusty.
2)In the military screen, equip an empty position in a military squad with a crossbow
3)From the positions menu in the military screen, scan through the candidates for the position until arriving at the rusty marksdwarf
4)Skill level should be listed as "not marksdwarf"
5)Select the dwarf for the position
6)Highlight his name in the squad positions column
7)Skill level should be listed correctly
I only noticed this with the marksdwarf skill, but it could well be applicable to other military skills.
Marksdwarves, Military, skill, squad
duplicate of 0002478resolved Toady One Military screen has same text for rusty skills and absent skills 
Issue History
2014-08-31 10:00Dr_HellnoNew Issue
2014-08-31 10:01Dr_HellnoTag Attached: Military
2014-08-31 10:01Dr_HellnoTag Attached: squad
2014-08-31 10:01Dr_HellnoTag Attached: skeletons
2014-08-31 10:01Dr_HellnoTag Attached: skill
2014-08-31 10:01Dr_HellnoTag Detached: skeletons
2014-08-31 10:01Dr_HellnoTag Attached: Marksdwarves
2014-08-31 10:02Dr_HellnoIssue Monitored: Dr_Hellno
2014-08-31 10:02Dr_HellnoIssue End Monitor: Dr_Hellno
2014-08-31 10:02Dr_HellnoNote Added: 0029822
2014-08-31 10:21Dr_HellnoNote Added: 0029823
2014-09-01 14:29FootkerchiefNote Added: 0029872
2014-09-01 14:29FootkerchiefRelationship addedduplicate of 0002478
2014-09-01 14:29FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2014-09-01 14:29FootkerchiefResolutionopen => duplicate
2014-09-01 14:29FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief

2014-08-31 10:02   
...I had a save to upload but I don't know how. This is my first bug report.
2014-08-31 10:21   
Alright here's a save:

http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=9575 [^]

You can view the problem by attempting to fill the positions in my squad (The Ochre Ankles) from the military screen. Dwarves with the rusty marksdwarf skill to test on include 'Sigfried' and 'Rocker'. Highlighting either to fill a position should yield "not marksdwarf", but highlighting them once they have filled a position (or viewing their skills outside of the military screen with 'V') should indicate that they are both Novice marksdwarves.
2014-09-01 14:29   
I think 0002478 covers this, although that reporter didn't spot the correlation with rust -- good find there.