Animate Object Says:
As a bonus action, you can mentally command any creature you made with this spell if the creature is within 500 feet of you.
This command can be an attack. In effect you are using your bonus action to indirectly attack.
Spirit Shroud Says:
any attack you make deals 1d8 extra damage when you hit a creature within 10 feet of you.
If I command animated objects attack within the 10' limit of spirit shroud at your direction, do they benefit from spirt shrouds extra damage?
In this case I am hung up on the language. I am making the attack, without me there would be no attack. But it might be more literal?