The Swadian crossbowman is the ranged class of the Kingdom of Swadia in Multiplayer games. With melee proficiencies greater than the typical archer (except Nord archers , with whom they are tied) and good armor, they supplement their crossbow abilities with some survivability in close combat. They should avoid dueling with archers at range in the open, as the archers' rapid arrow shots will interrupt reloading while quickly sapping the crossbowman's health.
Swadian crossbowmen face some tough choices. The most conservative option is the sword, shield, crossbow, and bolts, leaving the crossbowman capable at both ranged and melee combat. For a prolonged fight, the extra ammunition of a crossbow, two bags of bolts, and a secondary shortsword (hopefully replaced by something better looted from a fallen melee soldier, like a greatsword or spear) might be good. Some player prefer to take several crossbows -- loaded opportunistically, and discharged in rapid succession, most likely combined with minimal armor so that a crossbowman so equipped can run away quickly. Such a crossbowman might take two crossbows, bolts, and a sword, or even three crossbows and a single bag of bolts -- a risky playing style, but potentially fun (although skirmish-based fighting style can make you unpopular with other players).