Its a perfect solution for objective holders in a knight army, so I imagine that will be its role. I agree with Lord Damocles that the average guardsmen can probably just duck and avoid getting injured against that chain blade. Anything that has to stoop to fight is going to have a hard time. I hope that they don't price this too high. If priced reasonably I can see many players picking up a couple to compliment there knights. If its nearly the same price as the knight (like the gorkanaught/stompa debacle) then I see most collectors and modellers just going go for another knight model.