My footman didn’t fight of any goblins, not even when they attacked him. The footman was equipped with a padded vest. But I have no idea if this also happens to a footman without a padded vest.
I believe the goblins in question where the ‘armed goblins’, as that is what was said in a notification. They didn’t seem to carry any weapons though.
Steps to reproduce:
- Make a footman;
- Make a padded vest;
- Wait till the goblins come and kill the footman
Edit: Whoops! Just saw the other topic concerning this.