Thursday, 13 January 2011

Adeptus Custode Update

Those of you who followed my last post will know i am starting to work on an Adeptus Custodian army. I spent some time looking into their background and in the end decided to go for the classic mid-heresey view of the custodians. In this blog I will give you a run down of my selected army list and some of my ideas for how to bring this idea to life (well, plastic based life anyway). But before all this, a picture I think sums up the Custodes job perfectly.

So, to the army list. I have chosen to use the Tempus Fugitives list which can be downloaded from their website, http://www.tempusfugitives.co.uk/ you will have to become a member to download it, but its free and well worth it. (They have also written several other pre-mid heresey army lists as well as many other codex's and index astartes documents).

So, the list. I'll break it down into its force organisation sections and give a brief over view of what things are.

HQ

Constantin Valdor - Chief Custodian 300 Points
(Ws8) (Bs5) (S5) (T5) (W4) (I6) (A5) (Ld10) (Sv 2+)

Custodian Kataphract Squad 300 Points (3 Kataphract)
-4 Extra Kataphract 400 Points
-3 Imolator Lances 45 Points
-Land Raider Spartan 300 Points           Total 1045Points
(Ws6) (Bs4) (S4) (T5) (W2) (I5) (A4) (Ld10) (Sv 2+)

Ellites

Amon Tauromachian - Custode Infiltrator 130 Points
(Ws6) (Bs5) (S4) (T4) (W2) (I5) (A4) (Ld10) (Sv 3+)

Troops

Custode Envoy Squad 245 Points (3 Custodes)
-Adamantine Cloaks 60 Points
-Aquila Standard 35 Points
+Emperor's Gift APC 90 Points
-Pintle Mounted Plasma Gun 15 Points      Total 445 Points
(Ws5) (Bs4) (S4) (T4) (W2) (I5) (A3) (Ld10) (Sv 2+) (the captain is Ws 6 and has 4 attacks)

Custode Envoy Squad 245 Points (3 Custodes)
-Adamantine Cloaks 60 Points
+Emperor's Gift APC 90 Points
-Pintle Mounted Plasma Gun 15 Points      Total 410 Points
(Ws5) (Bs4) (S4) (T4) (W2) (I5) (A3) (Ld10) (Sv 2+) (the captain is Ws 6 and has 4 attacks)

Custode Envoy Squad 245 Points (3 Custodes)
-Adamantine Cloaks 60 Points
+Emperor's Gift APC 90 Points
-Pintle Mounted Plasma Gun 15 Points      Total 410 Points
(Ws5) (Bs4) (S4) (T4) (W2) (I5) (A3) (Ld10) (Sv 2+) (the captain is Ws 6 and has 4 attacks)

Custode Envoy Squad 245 Points (3 Custodes)
-Adamantine Cloaks 60 Points
+Storm Hawk 225 Points                             Total 530 Points
(Ws5) (Bs4) (S4) (T4) (W2) (I5) (A3) (Ld10) (Sv 2+) (the captain is Ws 6 and has 4 attacks)

Custode Envoy Squad 245 Points (3 Custodes)
-Adamantine Cloaks 60 Points
+Storm Hawk 225 Points                             Total 530 Points
(Ws5) (Bs4) (S4) (T4) (W2) (I5) (A3) (Ld10) (Sv 2+) (the captain is Ws 6 and has 4 attacks)

Custode Envoy Squad 245 Points (3 Custodes)
-4 Extra Envoys 300 Points
-Adamantine Cloaks 140 Points
-Jump Packs 175 Points                              Total 860 Points
(Ws5) (Bs4) (S4) (T4) (W2) (I5) (A3) (Ld10) (Sv 2+) (the captain is Ws 6 and has 4 attacks)

Fast Attack

Custode Jet Bike Squad 320 Points (3 Bikers)
-2 Extra Bikers 200 Points
-2 Assault Cannons 30 Points
-Adamantine Cloaks 100 Points               Total 650 Points
(Ws5) (Bs4) (S4) (T4(5)) (W2) (I5) (A3) (Ld10) (Sv 2+) (the captain is Ws 6 and has 4 attacks)

Note: The other 2 fast attack choices were used by the two envoy squads that have Storm Hawks as transports.

Heavy Support

Custode Ancient 185 Points
-Rotary Lascannon 30 Points                 Total 215 Points
(Ws6) (Bs5) (S6) (I4) (A3) (Front 13) (Side 13) (Rear 10)

Custode Ancient 185 Points
-Rotary Lascannon 30 Points                 Total 215 Points
(Ws6) (Bs5) (S6) (I4) (A3) (Front 13) (Side 13) (Rear 10)

Note: The two Ancients can ride on the back of the Storm Hawks with the Envoy squads making them quite a nasty suprise.

Note: The Land Raider Spartan used a transport for the Kataphract squad take up the third and final heavy support choice slot.

Army Total 5'740 Points

As this probably shows you, this will only ever be used in Apocolypse games for 2 reasons.
1) The huge number of points, it's nearly 2 apocolypse armies on its own (May have to try and get another 260 points in to it some how).
2) The rules set are not an official GW set and so a lot of players wouldn't allow the use of them in anything but apocolypse.

One way around this that I am considering is using the rules for grey knights when they come out in April for normal games of 40K and then just using this list in friendly games of apocolypse.

This list is a great way of giving myself a target. Since writting it i have loads of ideas for how to convert the different elements of the army, although the storm hawks are still vexing me at the moment.

Will thats about it hopefully by the next post i'll have some nice shiny new models to show you as well as something a little bit Blood Angely

So long.