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My militia took my battle axes and won't give 'em back to my woodcutters. I'd rather not resort to killing my militia. How do I make them give my workers their tools back?

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I love reading the questions to this game :) – NPC Aug 3 '10 at 6:04
I almost don't want to play it because then the questions will make sense to me. :-p – mechko Aug 3 '10 at 6:34
@NPC @Mechko glad you find my dwarfs' idiosyncrasies amusing. I HATE THEM ALL!!!11one!! – antony.trupe Aug 3 '10 at 12:57
The antics are amusing. Like when your two skilled militia members get beat up by a single goblin thief in a 3 by 3 room, then let him escape... – C. Ross Aug 3 '10 at 13:00
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Disband the squad. This should cause the militia to drop their weapons. Then re-create the squad with a uniform that requires a specific weapon (not a battle axe).

If this doesn't work you can dump, then unforbid the soldier's battle axes. Some little hauler will come and wrench the axe from your soldier's hands.

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