This appears to work! My son and I both THANK YOU for this info! And thanks to Morgh for making this editor!Late response but the support can't really do anything about your problem here. It's a purely cosmetic issue which you have and nearly none of them has the skillset to mod Warband, so it would be a huge investment of time for such a little thing. The best way to achieve your goal is to use Morgh's Editor and edit the equipment and flags of the bots accordingly. Keep in mind that you both need to have that mod installed (which is otherwise purely a copy of the Native module but renamed to something else) and the server needs to run it as well.
Thank you for confirmation of that. Even if it doesn't solve the problem, the peace of mind helps, and I appreciate it. 'Support' wasn't willing to help at all with this matter beyond directing me to post here. They've basically ignored my follow-up contact, even after telling me to reach out again if I have any questions.But yeah, bots arent coded to abide by the server rules, at least not the disallow ranged rule. Sadly, I couldn't find any mods that can circumvent this