So I embark in a beautiful place. Two rivers meeting with a nice 7 level waterfall, with several layers of chalk (a flux stone), with clusters of magnetite with hematite veins running through them. So naturally within the first month, three of my dwarves jump in the river above the falls and get washed off and die (plus my cat). So I'm down to 4 dwarves, one of which is unhappy and following the expedition leader round to have a meeting for months instead of doing useful work. It was a relief when the first migration wave showed up, even though none of them had any decent skills. At this point I had about 10 or so dwarves and they were still overworked.
Then the second wave shows up with 12 dwarves. Yay! Or so I thought. Of the 12 dwarves, no less than 8 of them were children. Eight useless mouths to feed. And of the 4 adults, still no useful skills.
Has anyone else seen this many kids in a wave? What are they thinking back in the MountainHome? "Hey, let's send a group that's 2/3rds kids to a brand new fort. They'll be safe there."
Oh yeah, those dwarves that got washed off the falls? They are all listed as missing. One has become a ghost, but doesn't show up in the list of names for creating a memorial slab. I'm guessing that's because he's missing, not dead. Kinda sucks.