The other night I did a quick pick-up starter box battle. My opponent grabbed Legion (usually my first choice) and I - going against my better judgment - grabbed Circle instead of Skorne.
Now, it was proxying, which apparently I'm bad at since I managed to forget that Feral Warpwolves are not paragons of survival. He was quickly dispatched by a careful application of arrows, a Shredder missile, and a very pissed-off Carnivean.
Kaya busied herself with clearing out a pair of Shredders while an Argus moved in on another. It was at about this time that I realized I had no idea how to use an Argus. In desperation, I used the other Argus to paralyze the Carnivean and Shredder to keep them off of Kaya's back.
Due to my dice hating me, the next thing I knew I was down 2 Argii and Kaya was sitting in combat with a Carnivean (I honestly don't remember how that happened). I pulled away from the nasty dragon (taking a rather painful free strike), and moved over to Lylyth, who my opponent had obligingly left wide open.
Then I realized how much I take Tenacity for granted. Kaya swings. Miss. Swings again. Miss. Swings again - Knockdown! 5 damage. Swings, 3 damage. By this point, I'm out of Fury and my gambit has failed.
In the end of the game, Kaya is sitting on on 1 wound, and a Carnivean charges her in the back and rolls a trip 6 on his bite damage. Ouch.
Moral of the story is, I don't know how to use Kaya. I've gone over Battle College and such, but I'm still not seeing any direction for her. How do you use her? I just stared at her spell list in confusion (though Spirit Fang is sort of fun). It's a bit difficult to hide a Warpwolf from Lylyth and her Carnivean, though I suppose I could have sacrificed an Argus. What's Kaya's win vector there? Get close with her Beasts alive, smack things, pop feat, continue to smack?
Something is just not clicking for me and Kaya. I kept getting the feeling that I would have had a far easier time with the Skorne or Trollblood boxes. Am I missing something obvious with the original Circle gal?