"Split up and surround it!" shouts Wiglaff. "Use the pillars as cover!"
It seems as if we have enough armoured fighters to form several "front ranks" and offer combat from several sides at once, hopefully granting some advantage.
Wiglaff & Wodan will suit action to word: they split off to the west, ducking behind the pillar there. Wiglaff commences ranged attack from that position, with his hireling Wodan ready to interpose should the beast attack.
[f=32]Wiglaff the Elf, F3/MU2
(M 12", AC 9, HD 4+1, hp 14/14, N) cloak of elvenkind
, battle-axe; light, colour spray
[f=47]Wilibald "Willie" Whitfoot, F1/T1
(M 12", AC 6, HD 1+2, hp 9/9, L) gambeson+helm, shield+warhammer[/f]