Spells wise I agree, getting fist of York would have been handy, but in the first game he managed to cast the spell which makes any double you roll to cast a spell a miscast which was....annoying. I hope that's something they. Hangs when they re-do the book, as I think it's not something that fits in that well with he current magic system.
Anyway, that's by-the-by. Does anyone have any suggestions as to deployment methods/maneuvring which might throw him a bit?