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40K: Custodes Tips From Games Workshop

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Nov 2 2016


Games Workshop has some tips for using the Adeptus Custodes in your games of Warhammer 40,000!

Burning of Prospero has hit shelves and that means the Guardian Custodians are going to be infiltrating the tabletop soon enough. Not quite sure what to do with them? Well Games Workshop has some tips to get you pointed in the right direction:

via Games Workshop (Warhammer 40000 Facebook)

We know loads of you guys want to include these glorious golden warriors in your armies, but how do you get the best out of them? Here are some of our thoughts, but what do you guys think? Any top tips?

Find the new Custodian Guard in the Burning of Prospero box.






These tips are solid for newer players and I’m sure vets can agree on the intent. However, I’m also sure there are lot of folks out there that are contemplating ways to use the Custodian Guards in very interesting ways. Here at BoLS we’ve been talking about the Golden Legion formation with 3 units equipped with Guardian Spears riding in Land Raider Crusaders*. They all have invulnerable saves thanks to the formation and they have the ability to assault into cover thanks to the Land Raider Crusaders. Could be fun…

We’re also really excited to get this month’s White Dwarf to get the starter rules to use them in Heresy-Era Games because they seem even BETTER in 30k. So really it’s a toss-up right now as to how we want to play them – but we certainly want to take the from the board game to the table top! They are a mighty unit to use with your Imperial Forces, that’s for sure.

Now my question is if I run them with the Blood Angel’s Sanguinary Guard, are they going to argue over who’s armor is more golden?! I mean the ensuing argument could lead to an epic battle and a whole new era of Gold-on-Gold violence!

Download the Rules for the Guardian Custodians HERE

What do you think? How are you going to run the Guardian Custodians in your army? Are you more excited about the 30k or the 40k versions of this unit?

*We liked Crusaders over regular Land Raiders for the Frag Launchers. Plus they will provide the extra punch vs mass infantry. Guardian Spears fire like Boltguns so we’re assuming that’s Rapid Fire, which means no assaulting after shooting…

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