40K BREAKING: New Custodes Minis Pics

Looks like we’re getting some more of the Emperor’s Golden Boys are coming!

Lot’s of folks were looking forward to the BIG REVEAL tomorrow at Games Workshop’s Warhammer World Open Day. GW was teasing out who that could be with this bit from their Facebook Page:

via Warhammer 40,000 (Facebook)

Well now we have some photographic evidence from Facebook:

via Jason Rumer(Facebook 1-5-2017)

Allarus Custodians

Well these certainly fit the clues!

Now we don’t know if this is the full reveal or if this was just someone who got in and snapped some pics and shared them with a buddy…who shared them with a few more buddies and then someone posted them on Facebook and well…you get the idea. Will we see even more Custodes? What if this was just a Red Herring and there is another reveal tomorrow? Guess we’ll find out in a few hours. Until then – The Emperor Protects!


Have at it folks!

  • Christie Bryden

    for once im happy to see now imperials.

    since the alternative was new stormcast.

    • Nick

      Yup. Custodes Stormcasts of the 41st millennium

      • Stormwolf

        Please do not insult any 40k model by calling them Stormcasts.

        • Vicent Martín Bonet

          Lol, SCE are miles more interesting than SM

          • Zachary Koterba

            Have to actually agree here. I mean I find them both boring and tedious, but SM are old and boring.

          • ieyke


        • CloakingDonkey

          Hey at least there’s only one set of Stormcast Eternals. 😉

    • dynath

      You know these guys look like they could use Stormcast shoulders and really the swords and sheilds of stormcasts could fit in quite well with a bit of modification. That could be a good conversion honestly 🙂

      • Jeramy Bailey

        Look at the back of the calves of the Custodes and the Stormcast.

        • dynath

          The only major difference is the material behind the knees and other joints. It’s all strapped on.

    • zeno666

      Now you got both… yay.

  • SilentPony

    Means a new Codex is not far behind, unless those units already had rules in the Index…

    • briandavion

      codex is coming yes

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    Caaaaaallllllleeeeeddddd it.

  • Kabal1te

    Glad the “lots of gold” looks like it isn’t going to he more stormcasts. That said this means new codex? How will this fit in with the expected release schedule? What is the next codex after demons going to be anyway? These questions and more! Will GW answer them? How long will that take?

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Daemons, followed 2 weeks later by Talons of the Emperor, I am sure.

      • Kabal1te

        Not sure. Lots of gold was teased for February. I don’t know how that factors in.

      • BaronSnakPak

        They have to get through all of the nurgle releases first. I could see the Custodes showing up in Feb though.

  • dave long island

    Those custodians should have a mop and bucket. Never seen a custodian without a mop and bucket… lol

    • LeroyJenkinss

      Look closer bra. They’re space custodians.

      • Eric Buchanan
        • dynath

          awesome reference man. Now if only I had a spare custodes figure to convert into Lord Admiral Toolman that would be great.

        • eMtoN

          Oh, the hours I spent playing those sierra games. 😉

          • Mitchell

            Tribes vengeance 😍

        • StinkHorse

          I was really hoping it was going to be him when I clicked the view button.

          My favorite line is still:
          “The mood chip says “churlish”. You might want to look up “churlish” before you do something “stupid”.”

    • nicklinc

      The gold armor is made from the melted key rings of past custodes.

  • Lawrence F. Greenwood

    They look like they took design cues from Abaddon.

    • Kabal1te

      I didn’t even notice that until I read your comment.

    • Bakvrad

      Yeah 🙂
      I immediately thought: there is the new abaddon model ^^ just build it your way and paint it black.

    • AmorousBadger

      Nah, these dudes all got arms…

  • piglette
    • Dirheim

      Don’t be sad, maybe the sisters have been retconned into the Sisters of Silence and they will have new models in this release. Otherwise, Raging Heroes has some good stuff

      • dynath

        Raging heroes. Sisters wouldn’t have been gold anyway, they are all black, red and blue other than Celestine.

    • KreskinsESP

      The worst part is the Celestine model is REALLY REALLY GOOD. It must sting.

  • Mathew G. Smith
  • Sage

    Heresy rules?

    • Johan Strandh

      I would say that it’s all ready pretty easy to fit them in a TotE-list in 30k, with all the options available in book 6.

  • Monty Ithes

    going to be very interesting to see what size these guys are.

    • zeno666

      Like all space marines, they’re probably too small.

  • Doc Noble

    This is it? Ugh.


  • John John Slade

    Kitten will be proud….

    • William Jameson

      He’ll be proud some of his brethren not only remembered how to wear armour, but also put on EXTRA armour 😀

  • pokemastercube .

    nice to see the tallons of the emperor fleshed out a bit more in 40K, hopefully FW will have them dusting off their older stuff from HH era to use in 40K too

  • CF

    While I do like the Custodes line of models (both the GW and FW stuff), this will be kind of disappointing if these are what the cryptic teaser uploaded today meant (Watched … Waited … Coming). It’s not like Custodes are brand-spanking new and never seen before.

    But sure, if there’s one thing Imperials are lacking, it’s more options.

  • Jose Luis Camarasa

    Imperium,chaos,imperium,chaos… why they dont remove the xenos once and for all?

    • Doc Noble

      Don’t give them ideas.

    • Munn

      Tbf, nids was in there.

      • Doug Olson

        And eldar

      • defensive

        That’s only two xenos codexes, compared to; Space Marines, Blood Angels, Dark Angels, Grey Knights, Chaos Space Marines, Death Guard, Mechanicus, Imperial Guard, and now Daemons, Thousand Sons, and Custodes, which are probably the most disliked faction in the game right now.

        Kinda hard to care much as a xenos player, when they are releasing space marine subfactions, and Custodes of all factions (Which shouldn’t even be in 40k. They are only in 30k because of the battle of Terra, since fluff wise they don’t leave Terra, and there haven’t been any battles on Terra, since THE battle of terra.) before they release major xenos factions, like Tau, Orks, Necrons, Dark Eldar.

        • Moonsaves

          Fluff in Dark Imperium is that Guilliman basically slapped them and said “what, you’ve been painting your armour black and moping around the palace for 10,000 years? Go out and get a real job!” and sent them out.

          • defensive

            Dunno why they would be listening Guilliman though. He has basically no authority over them.

          • Munn

            Because they’re SUUUUPPPPERRRR peeved at not being able to contribute, despite having the numbers to be present outside of terra(over 10000 custodes total. More than all the founding codex compliant chapters put together)

          • Boondox

            The Lex Imperialis kept the Custodes on Terra. Only a majority vote by the High Lords of Terra could over turn it and that happened after the fall of Cadia. The swing vote was the Captain-General of the Custodes who was recently appointed as a High Lord.

          • Moonsaves

            Well, sure he does. He spoke with the Emperor, who seemingly gave him a mission and the Imperium’s resources. He also wields the Emperor’s sword. He’s Lord Commander of the Imperium, essentially making him the living will of the Emperor.

            Aside from that, even if he didn’t have any authority, the Custodes had no idea how bad things were getting since the rifts opened, and him giving them reports on it might have been enough for them to see the sense in lending their forces where needed.

    • AntonisLak

      exactly i think they show us the exit door month by month

    • Rafał Pytlak

      I wish, they only spoil the power armour battles with their lack of power armour

  • Gamecock13

    No one cares. Let us know when GW remembers they have multiple xenos races collecting dust on the top self.

    • Badgerboy1977

      I very much care, these epitomise 40k in a way the Xenos don’t so much fur me. Not to say I don’t appreciate seeing the exotic races catered for and completely understand the frustration when the umpteenth imperium update happens when your race has been without one for a long period of time but this sort of thing are the setting as far as I’m concerned, baroque and over the top.

      • Gamecock13

        The setting for what? As a xenos player I see an entire year of codexes, models, campaigns, and lore dedicated to imperium and CSM, and Space Marine SubFactions prioritized over entire full armies in terms of codexes.

        I would care a lot less about this if GW demonstrated some iota of an attempt to approach the multitude of races in a fair and equitable fashion. That isn’t the case. This is obnoxious and just further imperium bloat.

        Go to the GW and to the FW sites and simply look at the raw number of unique models dedicated to imperium versus all others, then imagine you sit back day after day watching Bell of Lost Souls articles state, Breaking news! ANOTHER Space Marine!!!

        • Munn

          Did I dream nids a CWE codexes?

          • BaronSnakPak

            Not to mention that 8th edition came out in the middle of June, 6 and half months is not “an entire year”, AND every single faction was represented by an index at launch.

          • Gamecock13

            Do me a favor and let me know how your next competitive match goes playing as an indexed army against a codexed army. Index vs. Index is perfectly fine…not so much for Index v. codex. Yes it has been 6 months, and I believe with the announcement of Custodes and 1K Sons, we will be at 8 months.

            Sounds like the statement of someone who is enjoying a codexed army. 🙂

          • BaronSnakPak

            2 of the 4 armies I play have codexes. My favorite 2 only indexes. Regardless, I have patience, because so far none of the codexes have been absolute duds. I understand some people only have one army, and their codex may not be released yet, but ultimately the custodes release will only last around a month. Compared to editions past, where armies had to wait years for a new codex, I don’t see waiting a few months as the end of the world.

          • defensive

            2 xenos codexes, compared to the 13 Imperium and Chaos releases.

            A M A Z I N G

      • Manouel Tiger

        there’re nothing to do with custodes !!!
        they are useless, they just put their butt in terra and now they are enough in number to create an army ???
        No way, it’s stupid !

        • Skript

          Horus Herasy Book 41: The Master of Mankind, there a a fearless, fearsome strong force. There are 10000 of them. A Chapter of Space Marines that follows the Codex Astartes as 10 Companys a 100 Marines. Most Chapter should have less Marines. And there are like Super Marines, not Primaris Level but the training there got is just soo much better. It’s just the fluff.

  • KreskinsESP

    Wow! That’s what the game is lacking, Imperium armies!

    • Marios Kontopyrgos

      You can quit anytime you want

    • BaronSnakPak

      Dry your tears, the custodes only have one 40k kit. If any Imperium force needed new minis, it’s be them.

      • Andreas Noche

        *laughs in SoS, SoB, Arbites, Catachan, finecast models*

        • BaronSnakPak

          True, SoS are also a Talons of the Emperor force with only one kit, but their index has 3 different squad types to the custodes one. SoB have a lot more than one kit and one unique index listing, Arbites aren’t an actual playable faction in 40K, and Catachan are a flavor of IG and not a unique army.

          It is currently impossible to make a battle-forged 100% Custodes army, they don’t have a single HQ.

          • Bootneck

            “It is currently impossible to make a battle-forged 100% Custodes army, they don’t have a single HQ.”

            But that doesn’t really matter much as they don’t have a codex for it to affect any rules.

            They just won’t get any funky aura’s etc.

            But its not as though they need it, there one of the toughest units in the game.

            Just chuck inquisitors in there detachment to make a battleforged.

          • BaronSnakPak

            They’re also one of the most expensive infantry units in the game. With only spears, a 5 man squad is 260 points. With shields, sentinel blades, and a vexila they’re 286 points. If you take their only transport, a landraider, that bumps them up to 650 points.

            It’s a huge chunk of points for a tiny force that can get easily crushed by the current meta of hordes and smite spam.

          • Munn

            You can’t do a battleforged SoS army either.

          • Andreas Noche

            SoS: You were talking about minis, mind you
            SoB: Unavailable, metal, older than people I know, expensive as hell (IF you can get some)
            Arbites: Good Sir, since there WAS an armylist back in the early days of 3 Edition, they have been VERY technically around sinced 7th edition.
            Catachan: Shhh, don´t speak like that…they may still be some around and we wouldn´t want to get that kind of…attention

      • defensive

        They shouldn’t even be a force though.
        They are only a 30k force because of one single battle.

        • dark-tadpole

          I thought the story has moved on now and the custodes are going out into the universe again to help the other imperium armies.

        • Moonsaves

          Well, two so far. I’m pretty sure there are more to come if there haven’t been already revealed in the novels, but they were at least present for the Burning of Prospero and the Siege of Terra.

        • BaronSnakPak

          That’s the beauty of fiction, they can make up whatever reason they want to bring them in.

  • Tushan

    We need 8th rules for 30k custodes not more of the same minis (although new minis is always nice).
    FW already makes AC terminators plus a lot of other models for them.

    This way we also get the cool transports to use.

    • BaronSnakPak

      Plastic > Resin

      • Tushan

        = waiting 10 more years.

        Meanwhile, FW has everything except 8ed rules.

    • Manouel Tiger

      NO NO and NO
      30k is for 30k and 40k is for 40k

      • Munn

        Rules are already confirmed chum ;).

        • Manouel Tiger

          arf… so I won’t against them

          • Munn

            Up to you, it’s your hobby

      • Tushan

        Wouldnt you want those cool transports to be usable in 8ed as well?

  • Crevab

    Is Cawl mass producing Custodes or are we getting another faction whose entirety can be placed on the battlefield?

    • Munn

      10000. Read a book nubcake.

      • Crevab

        So yes, we’re getting massed Custodes. Thanks

  • Badgerboy1977

    Lovely looking models from what I can see, can’t wait to have a look at the proper pics.

    • vlad78

      I love the prospero custodes, but these seem too static. A bit disappointed ATM. We’ll see.

  • disqus_HUXMdKxsPG

    the emprah returns

  • Fabio Angel Figueroa

    those custodes terminators are neat but I feel like it takes away from the forge world terminators

  • Mike X (Official)

    Are these normal scale, or the Primaris crap scale?

    • dark-tadpole

      Have to disagree, the primaris are much better scaled in my opinion. When you stand a guardsman next to a primaris it looks like it should. Also with the increased scale the marines seem to be posed better, before the rank and file marines always seemed to be hunched over, most of the characters were better posed.

      • Mike X (Official)

        Why does everyone keep comparing them to Imperial Guard? It’s not a matter of their size compared to humans. Now ALL xenos and demons are undersized… they completely screwed up the entire visual balance of the game.

        • dark-tadpole

          I collect nids and they seem ok size wise next to primaris. The warriors are still about twice the height and stealers may be smaller but I never thought they were meant to be huge anyway just nicely fit between humans and marines.

          Eldar I always thought of as slim and tall compared to a human but still smaller than a marine.

          Tau and Necrons I thought of as a similar in size to a human.

          Daemons look okay to me, it’s never really talked about as to how big these are except for the big daemons like princes and greater, which still tower over a primaris marine.

          The only one that I feel seem a bit weedy now are the Orks, but i’ve Always felt they could do with being larger.

          And the reason I compare Primaris to guard is because the Primaris are meant to be super human so comparing them to normal humans makes sense to me.

    • Admiral Raptor

      The Custodes are big. The current kit makes them a little taller than Primaris, and this new kit won’t be any smaller.

    • Munn

      I doesn’t look like they’re squat, misshapen garbage so they’re probably primaris scale.

      • zeno666

        Primaris scale. So still too small?

      • Mike X (Official)

        “Misshapen garbage”? Funny, because they’ve been that way for 30 years, and not a single video game adaptation out of the couple dozen in existence felt obligated to stretch them out. If you didn’t like them, this hobby probably wasn’t a good choice for you.

    • AmorousBadger

      In the fluff aren’t the Custodes somewhere between vanilla marines and primarchs, height-wise?

  • Chris


  • Kritarion

    [Aroused Snickering]

  • Admiral Raptor

    Glad the gold rumours weren’t more Stormcast. Sad that it turned out to be 40k. At least Malign Portents is looking interesting.

  • Ramón

    To Me, looks like Gravis armor, the shoes, the kneepads… Maybe am wrong….

    • Munn

      Are wrong.

  • Jack

    The middle one in the third picture reminds me of Abaddon… when the hell are GW going to bring out a new Abaddon!!!

  • BaronSnakPak
  • Manouel Tiger

    seriously ??? SERIOUSLY ???
    who cares about these stupid speeece mareeeenes, there’re a lot of thing to do like soB, new eldar miniatures, new emperor’s children, etc and they made this !

    When GK had their codex in the 5th, it was the most powerful SM and then 7th ed came and something more powerful than GK and then 8th arrived and the primaries … pfffff

    I can’t bare imperium, I’m tired of the fluff and GW

    • Mathew G. Smith

      Have you considered playing one of the many other miniatures wargames available? GW isn’t the only game in town anymore, maybe find something you actually like.

    • zeno666

      Or how about releasing a Codex for an army thats missing a codex instead of creating a whole new army?
      Oh yes, sorry. Its no longer about hobby or anything like that, just money and only money.

    • Marco Marantz

      space marines sell.
      The funny thing is even primaris are second rate compared to custodes so why doesnt the Imperium just churn these guys out?

  • Carey_Mahoney

    Very cool helmets.

  • Chris