Here's a little RAW background for my problem:
The Battle Herald is a Bard/Cavalier prestige class that gets inspiring commands. They're like bardic performances, but more combat based. Along with that, inspire courage is an option for an inspiring command (Bard and Battle Herald levels stack to determine bonus).
Now, the rules say that you cannot do a bardic performance and an inspiring command at the same time with the very specific exception of lingering performance, which allows inspire courage and an inspiring command (use pincer maneuver as an example) to stack.
Finally, issuing an inspiring command is a move action.
So here is what I was doing:
- Taking 2 move actions per turn (a legal thing by RAW).
- First move, inspire courage.
- Free action, end inspire courage and let lingering performance take effect.
- Second move, pincer maneuver command.
That's a pretty nice buff combination the whole party can enjoy, but at 5th level of Battle Herald issuing an inspiring command becomes a swift action.
By RAW, under no circumstances whatsoever can you take two swift actions in one turn, rendering my strategy unusable.
First of all, I just think it is super amusing that my Battle Herald leveled up and became more incompetent.
Second of all, does anyone know any RAW logic I can use to make a case for continuing to stack bardic performance/inspiring command in the same turn?