Greedo, I don’t know why you think that bowfire would be more powerful.
Bows CF will still be 2 shooting at foot, and unchanged against mounted. Meanwhile, Bd will still be CF 4 when shot at, as it is now. Likewise Sp will also still be CF 4 when shot at, if they are side-supported. And Pk will remain CF 3 when shot.
Unless you mean that 4Bows with side-support and 8Bow with their +1 for double-base will be better in close combat as Bd/Sp/Pk will be slightly weaker... ...but surely that’s the whole point.
And Decebalus, please don’t take anything that I or others say for granted. Try things out for yourself, and see the effects with your own eyes. The more people playtesting the better.
Meanwhile, may I suggest everyone holding off commenting on reducing hvy foot here. Wait till I get the new thread started devoted to this subject. It will save having to repeat yourselves in two different threads.