Can you build a WF battlewizard as you would build a Dwarf battle cleric? That is, one level of fighter and the rest in wizard. I tried it last night but at second level I couldn't complete quests the the Dwarf would walk through easily. I guess that the low HP, poor base attack, and poor armor options relative to cleric make this build unviable, or at least not as good as the cleric, even with the superior offensive buffs a wiz has over a cleric.
At this point I only see one advantage to the WF. People will love you for your haste buffs. People will hate the Dwarf. The Dwarf can also heal the rest of the party if he has to. This is acatually a liability, as in, "Why didn't you heal me? You suck." and being forced to be a cleric, not a fighter. The WF won't face that.
What's the best way to build this so it works?