Okay so I started out Constance a while ago and naturally at 35pts kitted her army out with the basics, Precursors, Swordknights, Gallant... the works (no tier) and off I went too go kick some Merc off Morrowan territory. The first battle battle I fought with her I played a little reserved keeping her well back. It was a long an grueling battle against Damiano, I got my 7 focus on my feat turn but got surrounded by halbediers and some boomies which I cleared up easily with flashing blades. It eventually came down to damn Rocinante putting a cannonball through Constance after Gallant suffered a similar fate.
Speaking with my friend we both came to some conclusions that I needed to play Constance a bit more aggressively opt in for more infantry less support solos, so I altered my list and off we went for round 2 this time it was against jack heavy Magnus. Again I felt the game a bit too attritiony for my taste and on a turn I swamped Magnus and Rocinante with infantry and Constance right up there in the mix camping and popping feat. This time it payed off although Constance was left alive (battered and bleeding) with one PK officer by her side but managed without much effort to kill Magnus.
So once again we analyzed the game a bit, and came to the conclusion that Constance plays better aggressively than some of the other casters like Nemo, and Haley, so my friend dared me to face my worst nightmare....eStryker. So I accepted and off we went, I quickly gained ground and wanted to test out Constance ability for survival, so hiding behind tough PKs wall 2" thick I argued that eStryker could potentially do a run at me but it would be very risky and what do you know my friend picked it up. So feat up, Constance camping focus and Arcane Shield she was on ARM 25. He kills the two PK's in-front of Constance and guns it 3 Focus left on eStryker and power boosted for 10 he was sitting on POW 25 but took 9 points of damage. I know Constance has a spear so I'm hoping for Set Defense.....but nothing, so its 8's for eStryker who hits home on the charge for 8 points of damage. Next attack misses... but the last two connects each rolling an average 5 damage..and that's game.
My conclusion of Constance is that I'm really missing the Set Defense on her spear, It would have made a world of difference and I don't think it would have tipped Constance into the OP criteria. Her shield is dead weight the fact that she cant use it to attack and its armor bonus is already counted into her armor bonus just bothers me eStryker has a gun and armor 16. Insparation [Morrawan] is also in my opinion dead weight, failing a cmd check on 10, 11 or 12 is definitely well deserved unless other Morrowan units are going to be introduced later with very low cmd.
So I started this thread because I would like to find out from all the other players out there what tactics I could have used to give Constance a better survival rate. Cygnar's got all these cool abilities like heals from PK officer, move from Madam Corbeau but all of it requires you to survive till the next round, and I think I've shown that Constance can be pretty hardy, if she had 1 more armor or three more hp she would have put eStryker on his @ss.