40K: The Army List of the Custodes

It’s time to dive into the Codex of the Adeptus Custodes!

We’ve got the book in hand and are going through each one of the Army list entries and sharing our thoughts – join Goatboy and AdamHarry as they dissect the Adeptus Custodes Army List:

As we march through the army list we reference a few things – here are some for your convenience:






Overall, the Custodes are going to be a small, elite army. They are going to be tough to kill but might not have the fire power to take on some of the harder-to-kill armies. They have some great new models and some pretty rock solid units but the Rapid Fire 1 weapons and low model/low command points is going to really make this army a challenging army to run. We think they are going to work best as an “also ran” or with heavy, cheap allies (looking at you Astra Militarum).

The Codex goes up for Pre-Order this weekend from Games Workshop.

Codex: Adeptus Custodes

The Adeptus Custodes are the Emperor’s personal guard. For ten thousand years they have stood sentinel over the Master of Mankind and defended the gates of his palace. Yet now the Emperor’s blades are unsheathed. Biochemically fashioned from infancy to function as supreme tacticians, combatants and bodyguards, they are death incarnate to those who oppose the Emperor’s will. Each Custodian is sublimely skilled, their talents and abilities to the Space Marines what those transhuman warriors are to unaugmented Imperial soldiery. The Ten Thousand walk the stars in numbers not seen since the Great Crusade, and woe betide those who stand in their way.


Do you hear the call of the Emperor?! Then you should ANSWER!

  • ectoplasmic gyrator

    Holy cow your narration was all over the place guys. giving stats for the wrong things, showing illustrations for stuff other than what you panned the camera over. We appreciate the excitement but just chiiiil a little.

    “Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.”

  • John John Slade

    Please no half-naked model…. i don’t like that music in my head.

  • Ben Robards

    Why are the coolest imperial factions (deathwatch, custodes, inquisition) always impossible to run a full force of effectively!

    • Drpx

      Because GW doesn’t play their own game competitively.

  • Carey_Mahoney

    “It’s time to dive into the Codex of the Adeptus Custodes!”
    Yaaay, something new for a change! We didn’t quite get any coverage on that during the past few weeks…

  • Ryan Miller

    Now the iron hands need their own dex and space rats