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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0004336Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Invasionspublic2011-03-25 10:152011-03-31 19:09
Assigned ToFootkerchief 
PlatformPCOSWindowsOS VersionWin7 x86
Product Version0.31.22 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004336: Several goblin ambushes occurring simultaneously instead of siege
DescriptionAlmost no goblin sieges since 31.21, instead of that several ambushes happening at the same time - 3-4 goblin squads enter the map from different entry points, about 2-3 times a year. They are not in ambush (stealth) mode, because their arrival being reported immediately as they enter with no dwarves, pets or wildlife near enough to spot them. Sometimes several squads land on top of each other, which results in picking up fights with each other ("The Goblin Lasher lashes The Goblin Pikeman" type of thing). My fortress wealth is far beyond 10M, it hosts the king and has been made the Mountainhome, fortress is about 8 years old, and I've seen only one proper siege in that time ("Vile force of darkness has arrived").
This problem is true for both 31.21 and 31.22.
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- Relationships
duplicate of 0003685needs feedbackDwarfu Goblin squads invading a fortress will kill their non-goblin squadmates, sparking loyalty cascade 

-  Notes
dunenkoff (reporter)
2011-03-25 10:27

Update. Last "siege" like that included 4 goblin squads entering from 2 points, so it was 2 squads in one place. They started fighting each other, inflicted some heavy damage, reduced their own numbers to almost none and survivors left the map before my military reached them.
Footkerchief (manager)
2011-03-25 11:05

Do you have a "SIEGE" flag stuck permanently on the top of the screen?
Valguris (reporter)
2011-03-25 14:30

Looks like a 'loyalty cascade' bug for me, not a siege bug.
3-4 ambush squads at once are pretty normal, as far as I know.
Footkerchief (manager)
2011-03-25 14:38

Reminder sent to: dunenkoff

"because their arrival being reported immediately as they enter"

What does this mean? Are you getting an announcement when they arrive? If so, what is it?
dunenkoff (reporter)
2011-03-25 18:16

They're announced like ambush ("Ambush! Curse them!") immediately upon entering, squad standing on the border, with screen centering on each arriving squad, so it's 4-6 "Ambush!" messages on announcement screen, but no SIEGE flag. They do arrive in numbers for siege though, and there are no non-goblin attackers.
RossM (reporter)
2011-03-25 18:19

The immediate announcement and infighting part is 0004244

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-03-25 10:15 dunenkoff New Issue
2011-03-25 10:27 dunenkoff Note Added: 0016578
2011-03-25 11:05 Footkerchief Note Added: 0016581
2011-03-25 14:30 Valguris Note Added: 0016594
2011-03-25 14:38 Footkerchief Note Added: 0016595
2011-03-25 14:38 Footkerchief Tag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2011-03-25 14:38 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0003685
2011-03-25 18:16 dunenkoff Note Added: 0016605
2011-03-25 18:19 RossM Note Added: 0016606
2011-03-25 18:24 Footkerchief Relationship replaced duplicate of 0003685
2011-03-25 18:24 Footkerchief Status new => resolved
2011-03-25 18:24 Footkerchief Resolution open => duplicate
2011-03-25 18:24 Footkerchief Assigned To => Footkerchief
2011-03-31 19:09 Dwarfu Tag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE

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