I combed through the posts and noticed others are also experiencing bugs with weapon reloads. I think my observations on this may be a little more complete. Let me know if any of you have experienced similar problems.
First, there is the problem with reloading from the equipment screen which is well-reported. If you reload a weapon (or top one up) and then tab out and back in to the equipment screen, the reload is gone even though the resources or ammo have been expended. In addition, reloads often fail to “stick,” in that you get into the mission and the “reloaded” weapon is still without ammo.
Next, there is the problem of in-mission reloads. In my most recent campaign, I often encounter soldiers who run out of ammo, reload in place, but the weapon remains empty even through the magazine is gone from inventory. I finally figured out that, if you move first (even one square) and then reload, it works properly, but this workaround is obnoxious for obvious reasons.
Curiously, this bug grew progressively worse over the course of the campaign. Initially, it seemed only one soldier was having this issue. Before long, the reloading disease infected my entire squad. Considering how hard resources are to come by, having to spend lots of extra resources on ammo has turned this campaign into a quagmire that I’m going to bail on.
Running BB5 on Mac OS.