Originally Posted by Earthwalker
Using Pathfinder books only.
Is there anyway to increase the spell casting power of a Bard ?
Is there any way to gain the Challenge ability normally used by Cavaliers ?
Warlords get bonus feats, now some of these require at least figher level X, do warlords count as fighters for these feats or do you have to multi-class to fighter ?
Bard: Not substantially, no.
Challenge: Cavalier, or Samurai (which is just a palette swap Cavalier anyway)
Warlord: The RAI is definitely that they count as a Fighter for those feats listed, and those feats ONLY (there are other 'fighter level X' feats).
The RAW, as you have guessed, is borked. You would have to take X levels of Fighter, and then levels of Warlord to get a your bonus feat. As for why you didn't just use your FIGHTER bonus feat is beyond me.
As poorly edited as PF stuff may seem at times all you need to do is read over a few 3rd party entries and the 1st party suddenly seems perfectly worded...