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.
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.
|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|
|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
|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|