The knife in the back as I use to think of it. The lictor with it's special way of entering the field of battle has it's use mainly in disrupting enemy fire and wracking havoc in the rear lines of the enemies deployment zone. If it only had a better save- so he mostly dies when the enemy countercharges for exaple with 5 rangers or 10 imperial guardsmen. What a shame and waste of points. Follwoing the model this should be the coolest unit in the game.