Close combat range is too wide

So I was retreating backwards from a mob of heretics and noticed that the close combat range is too odd: Close combat range in real life varies from 0cm to about 2m, say 3m with a stick or 4m iv we are very generous and that should be easily avoidable when running backwards. In the game the mob looked more than 5m away and still managed to hit me.
To be fair I can hit them too, but the weapon is still too short. You can even see that the weapon model does not reach to the target, but it hits.

It was the same in vermintide. It’s not meant to be realistic so it makes sense. Otherwise it was be way too hard to deal with the horde mechanics.