Coupel of points of clarification:
1) Bondi in the viking list have: Handweapon, spear and shield listed for their equipment. They may swap spear and shield for bow, presumably keeping the handweapon. As they have a named 'handweapon' I presume this does not make them inferior fighters.
2) Where a troop type such as bondir can chose to swap equipment say from spear and shield to bow or xbow it seems a little odd that one unit of the same sort is an ordinary fighter and the other an inferior fighter, just want to check that this is the case.