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The Adeptus Custodes army list is split into following sections: Elites, Heavy Support and Troops. All of the squads, vehicles and characters in the army are placed into one of these categories depending upon their role on the battlefield. Each model is also given a points value, which varies depending on how effective that model is in battle.

Before you choose an army, you will need to agree with your opponent upon the type of game you are going to play and the maximum total number of points each of you will spend. Then you can proceed to pick your army following the guidelines given in the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook.


Custodian Guard Squad


WS BS S T W I A Ld Sv Unit Type
Custodian 5 5 5 5 2 4 3 10 2+ Infantry (Character)
Shield-Captain 6 5 5 5 2 5 4 10 2+ Infantry (Character)
Unit Composition: 4 Custodians, 1 Shield-Captain
 • Guardian spear
 • Power knife

Special Rules:
 • Adamantium Will
 • Aegis of the Emperor
 • Bulky
 • Deep Strike
 • Fearless
 • May include up to five additional Custodians50 pts/model
 • Any model may replace their guardian spear with a sentinel bladefree
 • Any model not equipped with a guardian spear may take a storm shield10 pts/model
 • One Custodian in your army may replace his guardian spear with a Custodes vexilla30 pts
 • The unit may select a Venerable Land Raider as a Dedicated Transport.


Venerable Contemptor Dreadnought


WS BS S F S R I A HP Unit Type
Contemptor Dreadnought 5 5 7 13 12 10 4 4 3 Vehicle (Walker)
Unit Composition: 1 Venerable Contemptor Dreadnought
 • Multi-melta
 • Power fist with built-in combi-bolter
 • Atomantic shielding
 • May replace its multi-melta with a Kheres pattern assault cannon15 pts

Special Rules:
 • Adamantium Will
 • Aegis of the Emperor
 • Deep Strike
 • Fleet
 • Venerable

Heavy Support

Venerable Land Raider


BS F S R HP Unit Type
Venerable Land Raider 5 14 14 14 4 Vehicle (Tank, Transport)
Unit Composition: 1 Venerable Land Raider
 • Twin-linked heavy bolter
 • Two twin-linked lascannons
 • Searchlight
 • Smoke launchers
 • May take a storm bolter5 pts
 • May take extra armour10 pts
 • May take a hunter-killer missile10 pts

Special Rules:
 • Adamantium Will
 • Assault Vehicle
 • Magos-class Machine Spirit
 • Power of the Machine Spirit
 • Venerable

 Transport Capacity: Ten models.
 Fire Points: None.
 Access Points: A Venerable Land Raider has one Access Point on each side of the hull and one at the front.