Legio Custodes

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The Legio Custodes are the body guards and sworn protectors of the Emperor, his chosen emissaries, and, should the need arise, his most deadly executioners. The Talons of the Emperor army list detailed here may only be taken as an allied contingent to another army.

Special Rules

The Legio Custodes are the Emperor's elite, forged in his image, they gain the following special rules:

  • It takes 2 Blast markers to suppress a Legio Custodes unit or kill a unit in a broken formation (ignoring any leftover Blast markers).
  • Legio Custodes formations are only considered broken if they have 2 blast markers per unit in the formation (as opposed to the standard one blast marker per unit).
  • Legio Custodes formations only count half the number of blast markers in assault resolution (rounding down – note that assault resolution will not receive +1 for having no Blast markers if the formation has 1 Blast marker before rounding down).
  • When a broken Legion Custodes formation rallies, it receives a number of Blast markers equal to the number of units, rather than half this number. Legio Custodes with the Leader special ability remove 2 Blast markers instead of 1.
  • Legio Custodes formations halve the number of hackdowns suffered when a formation loses an assault.

Line Detachments

Detachment Unit Upgrades Cost
Hykanatoi Detachment 6 Sentinel Guard OR 6 Custodian Guard units Upgrades 350 pts
Kataphraktoi Detachment 3 Coronus Grav Carrier units OR 6 Custodes Agamatus units Upgrades 300 pts

Support Detachments

Detachment Unit Upgrades Cost
Ephoroi Detachment 4 Ephoroi Custodes Upgrades 275 pts
Sagittarum Detachment 4 Sagittarum Custodes Upgrades 250 pts
Sisters Detachment 4 Sisters of Silence Upgrades 250 pts
Morotoi Detachment 4 Custodes Contemptor Dreadnought Upgrades 350 pts
Pallas Grav-Attack Squadron 3 Pallas Grav-Attack Vehicles Upgrades 250 pts
Caladius Grav-Tank Squadron 3 Caladius Grav-Tanks Upgrades 325 pts

Lords of War


Name Description Cost
Captain-General Add 1 Captain-General 100 pts
Senior Officer Add 1 Tribune 50 pts
Teleport Add the Teleport special rule to each unit in the formation 50 pts

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