Being lead does not make you gain more points, it makes it so you are worth more points to people attacking you in HW. You get a 5% bonus to def, and the rest of your order can not be attacked until you have been successfully attacked once.
Well yea u do have a lot of responsibility. Im guessing you probably didn't look it up on Google a lot r yout r new r both... But the point is the def leader is the gelom of the order in "holy wars". It stops the enemy from atking the other players from getting alot of points. So its a no brainer to have a great defense deck and a lot hp's and def points so that is the basics
Not really less hw pts, but what I noticed was a bunch of mid-level man def leaders with full decks of king arthurs and lancelots...I think the points you (could) get are also based on your opponents level.