I play mostly in Hardmode which often doesn’t end well and my towns get wiped out (eventually) on regular basis. So i start a lot of new games, but I don’t care.
Yet I have one issue.
When invaders are approaching and I think it is too much for my one soldier I convert as many Heartlings to soldiers as I can. I mostly have crates full of equipment, swords, shields, hammers, armours ect.
But sadly the Heartlings, even though not permanent soldiers, who eventually still reach up to lvl 3 in Soldiering, only pick up a sword, charge in a fight, and only after the fight is over bother to pick up any other equipment, stored in crates the swords were ^^. (by then I am already assigning them back to they actual jobs.)
It’d be much better if they equip what ever they can and is available and then join the fight.
sidenote :For me it doesn’t matter if because of the equip animation it takes awhile for them to join the fight as I mostly anyway have my soldier run from the Invaders until all of them are ready