FW: Custodes & Heresy Available This Weekend


If you’re a Loyalist or a Traitor, Forge World has something for you this weekend – The Grav Tank & some Legion Melee Weapons are up for Pre-Order!

via Forge World

Legio Custodes Caladius Grav-Tank £85


Often deployed in situations requiring the heaviest of weapons the Legio Custodes could bring to bear, the Caladius pattern Grav-Tank. Utilising technologies and systems derived not only from the Dark Age of Technology, but from developments made as a result of the Great Crusade’s two centuries of warfare, the Caladius was well-protected and highly manoeuvrable, perhaps the most powerful battleline armoured unit of its size in the Imperium’s forces.


The principal armament of the Caladius is the double-barrelled Iliastus accelerator cannon, an advanced weapon which was to become the precursor to the main weapon of the Legiones Astartes Sicaran Battle Tank. The Grav-Tank is also armed with a twin-linked Lastrum bolt cannon, exemplars of bolt-weapon technology whose bolt shells are customised mass-reactive heliothermic warheads, hand crafted by the artisan weaponsmiths of the Lastrum Core Clan on Terra.


The Legio Custodes Caladius Grav-Tank is a complete, multi-part resin kit.

Download the Rules HERE.



Death Guard Deathshroud Power Scythes £12


Weapons uniquely styled for the Death Guard Legion, Deathshroud Power Scythes are far deadlier than their ancient forebears. Their unique design enables the wielder to attack with a reaping blow that slices through armour and flesh alike. Often carried by Deathshroud Terminator units, Power Scythes were also wielded by the Commanders and Sergeants of the Legion.


This set includes five Deathshroud Power Scythes for Death Guard Legion Characters. There are three scythes wielded in two hands and one wielded one handed for Space Marines in power armour, and single scythe in a one handed grip for a Space Marine in Terminator armour. Also included are the arms needed for the two handed scythes, a left power armoured arm with open hand, and on open right hand for Terminator armour.


This is a multi-part resin upgrade kit for use with resin and plastic Forge World and Citadel models.

Emperor’s Children Phoenix Power Spears £12


Patterned in imitation of the deadly and arcane power halberds wielded by the Legio Custodes, these elegant power blades are hugely lethal weapons in their own right. As well as the lightning-swift Phoenix Terminators, Phoenix power spears were a the weapon of choice among the most experienced Sergeants and Commanders in the Legion.


This set includes five Phoenix Powers Spears for Emperor’s Children Legion Characters. There are three spears wielded in two hands and one wielded one handed for Space Marines in power armour, and single power spear in a one handed grip for a Space Marine in Terminator armour. Also included are the arms needed for the two handed spears, a left power armoured arm with open hand, and on open left hand for Terminator armour.


This is a multi-part resin upgrade kit for use with resin and plastic Forge World and Citadel models.


Legio Custodes Caladius Grav-Tank & Custodian Guard £120



This set includes a Legio Custodes Caladius Grav-Tank – a technologically advanced armoured unit carrying potent weaponry – and a unit of five Custodes which can built as Custodian Guard or Sentinel Guard. The Legio Custodes Squad includes several wargear and weapon options; 5 guardian spears;  5 sentinel blades; 5 storm shields; 6 ceremonial daggers; a Custodes vexilla; as well as 5 helmeted and 2 bare heads.


Your eyes are not deciving you – if you order the Grav-Tank/Squad Combo you do get the same sprues from the Burning of Prospero box. It’s only a matter of time before we see those sold in a stand alone box at this point. Anyone want to take bets on how long it will be until we get a full Custodes army? Well don’t go too crazy – Imperial Agents is coming soon. I wonder what’s going to be in that book…

Let’s also not forget that the Heresy-Era got some more love this weekend too! Those new weapon options look great and we also have this tidbit from the Warhammer-Community site:

“Full rules for the Adeptus Custodes will be included in the next Horus Heresy book ‘Inferno’, which will be released next year.”

Next year is only a couple of weeks away – I’ll chalk that one up as a late Christmas present.


Anyone else wanting to recreate the Siege of Terra? Custodes & Heresy – full steam ahead!

  • memitchell

    I really want to like the Grav Tank. But, I can’t. I just can’t. The scythes and spears are cool.

    • Talos2

      It’s really nice in real life, bigger than you expect too. Not sure it’s a custodes tank though imho

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      looks real Rogue Trader style, like somewhere in there are a couple of shampoo bottles and a plastic spoon!

      I rather like its 1930s retro sci-fi Flash Gordon-ness

      • memitchell

        Yeah, you nailed it. Custodes vs Ming the Emperor!

        Episode 22: “Where’d we park the Grav Tank?”

  • SilentPony

    What’s point of the scythes? Not like entire squads can take them, they’re not good on Sarges who should be taking power fists, and Deathshroud can’t take Cataphractii, and Praetors should be taking paragon blades now that the sweep attack is gone.

    • Mitchell

      Take the scythe on praetor, call it a paragon blade. Increased aesthetics!

    • Agent OfBolas

      I wouldn’t mind playing with or against a squad of Deathshroud made out of new plastic terminator set and those scythes.

      So basically you can field new plastic set as Deathshroud, just like on picture above.

      • SilentPony

        But DeathShroud can’t take Cataphractii! And they’re supposed to have hand flamers too!

        It’d be like making a set of Glaive Encarmine for Blood Angels Terminators. They can’t take them anyway! Why bother?!

        • Agent OfBolas

          Flamers are easy to convert, those are plastic miniatures. A bit of work and you can convert Catap pattern in to Deathshroud.

          It’s all about fun, conversions are top fun.

    • Alpharius

      Seriously every single thing you’ve said about 30K so far is so completely off-base. One of the perks of Deathguard is that their Sgt’s can have an AP2 weapon (that strikes at initiative 3, but still at initiative), so they are able to win the artificer sgt. vs. artificer sgt challenges that happen a lot in 30K.

      The scythes are literally the “strongest” option available to the Deathguard, who are overall the “weakest” of the original traitor Legions, although again inter-Legion balance is very solid after the latest update.

      • SilentPony

        Dude I play Death Guard, and scythes are worthless. Fists can at least hurt a tank.
        And as far as ‘weakest’ they’re immune to most of the special rules of the other legions, fear, pinning, etc…
        Its all about just heavy weapon spam and occasionally Grave Wardens with Cyrsos Mortug in a Spartan.
        That and Veterans with flamers + chem munitions for shredding, sniper flame templates.

        • Alpharius

          Why are you punching tanks with your Sgts when that should be done by dreadnoughts and terminators? Infantry usually engages infantry, especially with the change to grenades now being officially official. The vets thing is a gimmick, nice but at the end of the day is just a re-roll to wound one shooting phase. It’s nothing that’s OMG game breaking.

  • Agent OfBolas

    god I love the Warhammer 30k Horus Heresy …. best game ever. Such balance, fluff and fun …

    Some say, it’s Warhammer 40k for adult players 😉

    • SilentPony

      No one says that, and its not balanced at all. Some legions are just hand and feet above others. If you play Raven Guard or World Eaters or Night Lords, you might as well just give up.

      • Nyyppä

        You are just doing it wrong. Not that the balance would be perfect, but it’s a lot better than what you claim it is and it’s not even comparable to what the PoS 40k has.

        • SilentPony

          Hardly. Not when Death Guard can take rocket squads as troops and just spam heavy weapons.
          Or Ultramarines, Iron Warriors, Iron Hands. Anyone who can just bring more firepower than 2 or 3 armies combined.
          Just a shooting gallery.

          • Alpharius

            LOL, wrong across the board… the first 3 legions you mentioned have stronger rules than the next 3 you mentioned.

          • SilentPony

            …I’m legitimately starting to think you’ve never played 30k Alphy. 80 or so Rockets firing every turn devastates just about everything, even Terminators with weight of fire.

          • Alpharius

            And I think you’re still playing entry level 30K (i.e. Book 1, when everyone just ran large blobs of infantry on foot) … or you get most of your information from 4chan (that “80 or so rockets” bit is verbatim from that site). Heavy support squads are very expensive and die like flies to thudd guns (although DG helps vs phosphex) and Scorpius Whirlwinds/Medusas.

            If you’re talking about the Reaping, you can only take heavy support squads after two tactical squads or breechers, which is 250-400 points naked. If you took 4 full squads of missile launcher dudes, with semi-compulsory artificer armor/augury scanner on Sgt is 1200 points. If you are stupid enough to take them as heavy support too, that’s 7 squads for a total of 2100 points (+250-400 in troops, remember), of just guys slugging it on foot without being able to run. The cheapest and most direct way to reach your 80 rocket number is to use the one fast attack slot on 3 Javelins. So we’re at 2500 points (the usual game-point level), and you haven’t bought a single transport or dreadnought or character.

            In fact, on second thought, I am now convinced you’re more full of crap than the average Prince of Nurgle.

          • SilentPony

            Hardly. I play the latest rules, against the newest units. Almost never loose.
            Medusas and whirlwinds go down like chaff, as do most dreads save the big Leviathan. But all he takes is a few melta shots or a lascanon squad.
            Although I will admit DG are good for Terminator/Spartan spam. In that specific instance, 10 deathshroud with a primus medicae is pretty good. As is 10 Grave Wardens with a chaplain.

            And I’ve never known rapiers to do much good at all, even with phosophex. Too random, too few shots. They’re annoying in low point games simply because they can help control the board with phosohpex, but larger scale games they usually die turn 1 without firing a shot.

          • Alpharius

            LOL, yes, a lascannon squad vs. a Leviathan that has AV13/4++/armored ceramite and shows up in an ablative pod. Phosphex rapiers don’t do anything… when they drop 12 AP3 templates that stick around as difficult terrain (and each has to be tested against separately)… or 12 S8 tankhunting shots if needed to target vehicles. You are a fraud.

          • Nyyppä

            There are counters. Everyone has them. It’s not like playing nids against the eldar which is a situation in which deploying is just not worth it for the nid player.

      • Alpharius

        All three of those Legions are top of the pile (Raven Guard probably the best loyalists, the others the two most potent melee armies in the entire setting), although there are no longer any truly “bad” Legions as of the last update, although quite a few stinker unique units.

        You are doing it wrong, and you have no idea what you are talking about. Sit down and be a SILENT pony.

    • Nyyppä

      It is the adult hammer. It’s expensive enough to deter most of the waacs.

      • Alpharius

        Sadly (?), the boxed sets have let a lot of riff-raff through the door.

        Now I don’t really mean that, I am glad the game is growing at the rate it is growing, and folks have nice and inexpensive plastic entry options for basic troops, but a lot of these folks are 40K transplants and some bring a very toxic mindset from that particular cesspool. They must be educated, or purged, as needed.

        • Nyyppä

          Well, yes, the minority of the 40k players ruin it for the rest of us and the same will now happen to 30k.

          • Alpharius

            Eh, it really depends. We’ve managed to pretty successfully “peer pressure” folks into running non-a sshat lists, and we have quite a big community now.

            The point spreads in 30K make blind spamming difficult, the costs of the expensive vehicles that would be potent spammed keeps most people from doing it (even with recasts), and the lack of battle brothers or objective secured means even the worst stuff you can face is usually not much scarier than a Primarch leading a big blob with an apothecary in the mix.

      • Agent OfBolas

        With new starters this game is cheap, especially if you have a bit of skill to make conversions.

        • Nyyppä

          Yeah. As good as that is to my wallet it’s also really hazardous to the game.

    • Emprah

      Not saying 40k is balanced, but warhammer 30k is simply just space marines. If 40k had only Blood Angels, Dark Angels, Space Marines and Space Wolves as playable species, it would be much balanced too.

      I think both rulesets suck, but there is no need to be unfair.

      • Agent OfBolas

        it’s not “space marines vs space marines”. Legion books are brilliant.

  • Nyyppä

    Yeah, the tank is in line with the rest of FW stuff, but those custodes can not be put to that level of expensiveness with a straight face.

  • Alpharius

    7 quid per Custodes? Come on, now, FW, I love you guys, but stuff like that is what makes me want to give money to recasters.

  • CenturyChild533

    Finally, I’ve been waiting for a Phoenix Power Spears kit for a while. That MIGHT be the thing to make me finally build that Emperor’s Children Legion my roommate has been pestering me about.

    • Alpharius

      Really? Why? The Phoenix spear is not particularly good.

  • CF

    If Custodes are going to be in that new Imperial Agents Codex … will it include this new tank? The Contemptor I can see since GW released a version but the Caladius?