Ok I have ran them before, I know you can yell at your screens at my stupidity but here me out.
I run with a second more reliable hq choice nearby and I charge the guy into and area that I need to deny my enemy and hold him there then when he dies(its never if) then I have the second hq their to help me troops with their morale roll it a very expensive way to get hatred but most times my opponent thinks easy points. Then when most of my men pass their test its payback time. In short i use them as a bait and swap.
So I am growing my enemy.....so what I gotta kill something.