Swordplay versus CCCs

Conan the Redeemableto Genesis, the god of time

Genesis, something must be wrong with Swordplay when I have that skill at Ultimate level, and still am unable to defeat a single orc warrior. I used up two new health potions, before being forced to retire. Surely Knights and Cavaliers should be superb monster killers, as they are in myths and legends. I feel Swordplay is lacking when it comes to combating CCCs.