U make a pretty good point. I chose Vanguard as well for being the can-tank ( played an Ironbreaker in warhammer for a loooong time ).
Yep, I played WAR too. If you followed Swordmaster on the warhammeralliance.com forums, you may have seen my SM Guide and PVP videos.
How essiential is focused impact ( 60% reduced armor for HIB), did u do the math on this?
It's an awesome talent and what makes HIB crit for over 2k.
Assuming you're using the tanking cell, you have 2 wasted talent points in II, put them in PCS instead.
Swap the Static Surge points for FI, esp for an 18+ pt Assault Spec build.