So I scanned through the Gaurd codex a couple times over the weekend in preparation for helping bojoseph make a list and the Rough Rider entry caught my eye.
The are 8 pts a piece and get to move as cavalry, and for the bargain basement price of 2pts a model can be equipped with an explosive tipped hunting lance.
The lance basically gives them extremely furious charge, where they get +2 str, +2I and ignore armor saves.
For 10 pts you would have Str 5 I5 powerweapon wielding models with fleet and a 12" charge.
Now if the enemy holds they revert to sucky gaurd stats, and if they do run away you are likely to get shot to pieces the next turn, but it seems like a 100pt unit could almost always earn it's point back. Thoughts?