[Con] Footman sword disappears

Summary: My footman was no longer carrying her sword at some point. A few things happened around the time it disappeared, such that I think it has to do with one of the following:

  1. Saving/loading
  2. Eating
  3. Having a new footman join


Promotion at 12:45. Sword present at 17:50. Sword gone at 18:40.

Versions and mods: No mods, latest release version in Steam at the time of writing, version 0.1.0 (release 122) according to the title screen.

System information:
OS: Windows 8 Pro 64 bits (6.2, build 9200)
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
DirectX-version: DirectX 11
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660

I have experienced the same bug. I had 2 soldiers at the time. I don’t know what event brought this bug. But the soldiers seemed to fight like they still had the sword in hand.

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I can confirm as well. I’ve had it happen a few times when the the sword doesn’t appear after being promoted.

I can also confirm situation three of the bug–a new footman joined the settlement without a sword. I’m not sure yet if it affected the unit’s attack (whether the bug was just visual), but it would keep dying offscreen trying to stop one goblin from stealing things in the wilderness. I’ll see if I still have a save file with the situation. It was about day 3-4 into a game, and I believe I had a request (for seven wooden doors) in progress. Not sure if either of those could have an effect.

I can also confirm that making another wooden sword did not fix the issue–I thought the whole thing might have been a case of needing to supply the unit with the weapon upon joining (a new feature of Alpha 4, I assumed), but a bug’s much more likely.