When you equip them with a different arrow now do you need to give them a bunch or is it the same as before where you didn’t have to give them any?
Nope, you have to give them ammo. I think if they run out they revert to the crappiest arrows so you gotto keep them lock and loaded.
This was actually changed a while back. Archers will run out of arrows at some point, and when they don’t have any arrows in their inventory they’ll start pulling flint arrows out of thin air. I’d recommend giving them some cheap but high damage arrows, if you want to increase their ranged attack power. I would also stick a weapon damage mod on the bow, to ramp up their damage even more.