These individuals make up the backbone of the Starving Bandits faction and have likely resorted to banditry in order to feed themselves. To increase their likelihood of success, they have grouped with other like-minded individuals. Being largely unskilled in combat, Starving Bandits rely on overwhelming their enemies by having a greater number of attackers. This tactic is supremely effective at defeating small, untrained bands of wanderers, but even a moderately skilled and well-equipped kenshi would find great difficulty in defeating them all.
Although most starting characters would be up to the task of defeating a single Hungry Bandit, their pack tendencies mean less skilled characters would be better off enlisting help before engaging Hungry Bandit squads. Use their tactics against them, and if all else fails, run toward the nearest town and lead the pack of starving men into the well-armed and well-trained garrison.