Initially, my dwarves were training (and charging headlong into combat) without armor, just normal clothing. Thanks to this question, I discovered two settings:
- In the military screen (m), I can set their armor to "Replace (r)" their clothing. This resulted in the military immediately stripping naked, and putting on some armor. For example, Urist McBreezypants is currently wearing just a pair of high boots.
- The squad orders pane (s) has a t active/inactive. They seem to be doing a "Combat drill", which is more than they've ever done. Hopefully this raises their skill levels a bit, as they're all currently “Dabbling Eyepoker” or “Novice Kneebreaker”, essentially.
That said, how can I get Urist McStreaker to put some clothing on? The trading depot has plenty of available pieces of armor (mail shirts, for example! made of metal, even.) My dwarves' uniform is all metal armor, but not more specific than that. I.e.,
- metal armor
- metal headwear
- metal legwear
- metal handwear
- metal footwear