So, who do you run your basher(s) with. Heres my general review on how each one could play out. Keep in mind, I'm no relasine
Gorten - can stack them with focus, SOG, and thor can still tune damage rolls. So that gives you a free slam at p+s 19 boosted, followed by 3 p+s 19 auto hit attacks boosted, followed by a free boom.
Thor - you can still tune damage rolls, and give one attack after the slam and follow up. Plus, you can reposition your basher(s) before the slam to get them in a good lined up spot. But... you lose SOG and the numerous attacks after the slam / follow up.
high shields - I've honestly never even thought of doing this, it just doesn't seem like a good idea... or does it. They are a ranged unit right, so them getting in melee weakens thier effectiveness. So, as soon as something gets near them (something they can't handle with a 10 man CRA) the basher says "I'll take care of this pals!" and slams it away. Now the quiestion of the moment, does the basher follow up? I would say, if your relativeley sure he could take the target out with an extra attack and a boom, then follow up and do so. But... if your not sure, simply have the high shileds walk up and do a full CRA, it will all but auto hit and assuming your using a 10 man, it'll be a POW 20.