We're a group of four players new to Pen & Paper with a seasoned game master. Up to now we haven't had any active contact with magic skills during combats. Due to a mixture of bad tactical decisions on our end and dice rolls in favour of NPCs, another player and I died twice in four sessions. My new character is a warrior mage (not exactly sure on the translation, since our rules are in German), so now magic comes into the fray. The idea is to play as a ranged fighter with ideally two attacks per turn.
Using a compound bow, "quicken" spells and maybe damage spells, how am I most useful to my companions while surviving the next battles? How should I position myself, which distance should I keep, which targets should I pick, etc.
I know that this is more of a strategy question and might be a bit hard to answer.
I am trying to optimize combat effectiveness and survival.
If I remember right my new character knows the following tables: