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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0006070Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Militarypublic2012-07-03 22:242014-01-27 16:55
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PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.34.11 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006070: Marksdwarves are confused about whether they're active or not
DescriptionI have a issue with my dwarfs too,

I have 9 archery targets with a bridge in front of them,
A squad of equipped archers. They did train for a while until I raised and lowered the bridge, In the save you will see them gathered to the station point, If you go to the squad menu then cancel their orders, They sit there and form up with the -Go to archery practice- job. They also seem to be stuck on there orders, As in drinking forever, Standing elsewhere in the fortress and not moving.. And as soon as you change there status to -inactive- They all form up and start training.. And when you change the squad back to active they keep training. Until they run out of bolts. And when they do that, they form back up.
I have no other barracks's marked, Only the targets.

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Steps To ReproduceWhen you load up, Go to the squads and cancel there station
Fastdwarf will speed up the process
This will make them form up in that general area

To the right is the archery range, The lever to the south the opens the bridges to block the targets(I thought it would be a good idea to force my archers to go to other barracks's)

After they assemble, Turn them to inactive. Most of them will rush towards the ranges. some will stand there for a while, and the guy to the north sitting in a stockpile will sit there and enjoy his drink and not move.

Activate the squad, And After they empty the quivers. They will reassemble in the middle area.. Or if you turn the squad inactive they will spread out around the fortress.

Additional InformationPlaying around with turning them inactive-Active does not seem to change much while there shooting

If you leave them in the squad when their empty, They will refill and form up in the middle area
De-activating the squad after that will make them resume training. Some times

I have not played any further, I've been spending most of the time playing around with the save. But from what I see, They don't seem to want to go back to training.
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- Relationships
related to 0001374new If squad is assigned multiple ammo types, dwarves with "individual choice ranged" carry wrong ammo, and other ammo bugs 

-  Notes
caldfir (reporter)
2012-11-07 03:23

I can confirm this. Looks like somewhere a check is being done for them being active/on duty and it's getting inverted, so they just stand there with the "go to archery practice" job.

A workaround is to set your archers' training schedule to train every second month with the off-months free for civilian duty. They will grab ammo and stand around like idiots when they're supposed to be training, then go to shoot the targets in the off-months.
kwieland (reporter)
2012-11-12 13:44

@caldfir - just set their training schedule to inactive. Then they will train all the months :)

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-07-03 22:24 TheNextCrusade New Issue
2012-11-07 03:23 caldfir Note Added: 0023708
2012-11-12 13:44 kwieland Note Added: 0023712
2014-01-27 16:55 Footkerchief Summary Odd Military/Training behavior => Marksdwarves are confused about whether they're active or not
2014-01-27 16:55 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0001374

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