So its just been a busy few past months, but I am still hobbying away in my own time. Right now trying to prep and gear up for Warzone Atlanta. This will be my first WZA, and I am really really looking forward to it. One aspect I like is they have an award for the best monofaction army, so that is what I am working towards. I have no grandeur of delusions of winning anything. I just want to go and have a really good time, so with that in mind I have a few list ideas between my Angels, Guard/Krieg and my Custodes and I figured I'd post them up as something to hopefully reboot the blogging mojo.LIST ONE- Necromundan 4th Irregulars (Death Korps of Krieg counts as)2k pts, 10 CP -1 (Heirloom of Conquest)-This is an army I have built and converted to look like 2nd Ed/Rogue Trader Guardsmen, but I use DKK rules for them as its the only way to field mass cavalry)DKK BattalionHQ- Marshal Karis Venner- 69: WarlordHQ- Marshal- 37: Chainsword, Hot-shot Laspistol, Relic- Kurov's AquillaElites- Combat Engineers (10)- 85: W
Hi all, Rich back again with the final installment of my Adeptus Custodes series. They have been really good fun to paint and I’m pleased how they look on the tabletop, with the blue contrasting nicely with the shiny gold armour.More after the jump
So at the end of may I attended the first GT pu on by an amazing local groupCOASTAL WARGAMINGThese guys really know how to get events going. Terrain was great (this is most important to note as there have been several GTs missing the mark on this lately). Missions were fun! Event was a blast. All good people and good times. No bad games or bad feelings that I experienced.Unfortunately, this was back in MAY (really before Caladius were SUPER EXPLODING. But if you look back at my unit reviews, I had said this was the unit to use and the Telemon was fading) so I forget most of the details to write up a more extensive Batrep. I do know I discussed in in Hobby Progress on last month's episode of our Allies of Inconvenience Podcast, so check that out if you want to hear more.First off my Army. I played Custodes for the event and took home Second for Painting (lost to a Wobbly Modeler using their board from Adepticon, which is an impressive thing if you've never seen it).My list was as followsCustodes Battalion- 197
Hi all, Rich back again with some more Custodies, this time the lovely model from Forge World, Constantin Valdor. I really like this model, he feels far grander and imposing than his 40k counterpart Trajann Valoris. I’m starting to think about how I can ready my army for Apocalypse and I think he will work very nicely as the leader of my Custodies detachment, either as a Shield-Captain or a proxy for Trajann.More after the jump
Rich here with my latest additions to my growing Custodes force, I’m really enjoying painting this army, I love the combination of the gold and turquoise.More after the jump
Over the next few days I will be breaking down the Adeptus Custodes Beta Rules for Warhammer 40k that were released last month. You can download them here (for free) if you haven't had the chance to check them out yet.Part Four below goes into the Lord of War and Dedicated Transport, as well as closing thoughts on the Beta rules.Part One covered the Elites Choices. Part Two covered Fast Attacks. Part Three discussed the Heavy Support Choices.Coronus Grav-CarrierWell for starters, it is better than the Land Raider for what it does (Deliver infantry to the enemy lines), though not as tough. But you don’t need it to be as tough (besides it has that 2” buffer from Gravitic Backwash). You need it to live into turn 2 or 3 and deliver its cargo. And this transport can and will do that.What makes it better? Simple the fact it is cheaper and faster. Sure the Land Raider is still by far deadlier. But the point of these vehicles is to transport something even deadlier inside. And seeing how the Coro
Over the next few days I will be breaking down the Adeptus Custodes Beta Rules for Warhammer 40k that were released last month. You can download them here (for free) if you haven't had the chance to check them out yet.Part Three below will discuss the Heavy Support Choices.Part One covered the Elites Choices. Part Two covered Fast Attacks. Part Four will go into their Lord of War and Dedicated transport, as well as closing thoughts on the Beta rules.Caladius Grav TankThis is another great choice in the Beta IMO. Last time I did a lot of comparison of it to the Pallas Grav-Attack, and really it just out shines the Pallas in every way. Yes it is twice the points, but it outshines TWO Pallas at the same points cost. It has one more T, nearly double the range with the Accelerator Cannon, more firepower at a higher quality, and degrades at essentially the same point you would lose one complete Pallas (7 T7 wounds vice 8 T6 wounds).To me the no brainer load out is the Twin Iliastus Accelerator
Over the next few days I will be breaking down the Adeptus Custodes Beta Rules for Warhammer 40k that were released last month. You can download them here (for free) if you haven't had the chance to check them out yet.Part Two below will discuss the Fast Attack Choices.Part One covered the Elites Choices. Part Three will cover Heavy Support. Part Four will go into their Lord of War and Dedicated transport, as well as closing thoughts on the Beta rules.Agamatus CustodesI love what these guys bring to the table. If you liked playing Jetbikes, they are an auto-include IMO. Replace 3 of your Dawneagles with these Gyrfalcons (the actual name of the bikes them selves. The unit is Agamatus where the ones in the Codex are Vertus Praetors) and you are set.These guys bring some potent anti-vehicle potential to the list with their Twin-Las Pulsars. This is the standout weapon, though it pushes each bike up to the 120 point range. But that is fine IMO for what you are getting. The S8 is a key feature here,
Over the next few days I will be breaking down the Adeptus Custodes Beta Rules for Warhammer 40k that were released last month. You can download them here (for free) if you haven't had the chance to check them out yet.Part One below will discuss the Elites Choices.Part Two will be about the Fast Attack. Part Three will cover Heavy Support. Part Four will go into their Lord of War and Dedicated transport, as well as closing thoughts on the Beta rules.Contemptor-Achillus DreadnoughtOther than the fact I think this is the cooler looking for the two Custodes Contemptors, I prefer the Achillus on paper to the Galatus (we will get to him next). The Dreadspear is just a beast of a weapon, and at the cost of 1CP, you can get this guy DS in imminent threat range. Have him deep strike with some terminators or land near some bikes, and your opponent will have a hard time what to prioritize if you fail to make the charge out of DS. But burning a CP on rerolls to ensure that charge is worth it, because the dreadspea
I really need to get into writing here in 2019. But breaking the ice is always the hardest part. So instead of a long discussion or rant etc. etc., figurered I would kick off the year with some pictures of one of my Jetbike squads for my Custodes. Enjoy!
Hi all, Rich here and I’m back again with some more shiny gold things. I have a bit of a reputation amongst my friends for my love of shiny things so the Custodes were a clear choice for me when they arrived in 40k. I plan to have a small detachment of them so they can fight alongside my Raven Guard. From the games I have played with them so far the Vertus Praetors are absolute killing machines and I’m beginning to wish that I had just made a detachment of Custodes solely on the Dawn Eagle jet bikes! Without further ado here is my take on the Adeptus Custodes Vertus Praetors.
Just took a ton of pictures the other day and wanted to share my Custodes Bike Captains with you all. In the near future I'll have my Vertus Praetors up as well. Meanwhile, Enjoy!The missiles are magnetized in. I put little hobby screws down in the front of each jet bike and just pop the weapon of choice with a magnet on it in and out
Played a really fun game versus Chaos yesterday.I didn't manage to snag my opponents list fully but I can sum it upAhrimanSorcerer2 x Khorne Charaters (reroll wound and hits)1 x Slaanesh Character3 x Rhinos w/ 8 Beserkers in eachLarge 20+ man noise marine squad40 cultists2 x 10 cultists20 or 30 TzaangorsMy list:Custodes Outrider Det- 1652 pts, +1 CPHQ- Shield Capt on Dawneagle Jetbike: Relic- Auric Aquilis, Hurricane Bolter, Misercordia, Lance, Warlord (Impregnable Mind)- 164 ptsHQ- Shield Capt on Dawneagle Jetbike: Salvo Launcher, Misercordia, Lance- 179 ptsElites- Vexilus Praetor: Storm Shield, Vexila Defensor- 115 ptsFast Attack- Caladius Grav Tank: Twin Illiastus Accelerator Cannon, Twin Lastrum Bolt Cannon- 315 ptsFast Attack- Caladius Grav Tank: Twin Illiastus Accelerator Cannon, Twin Lastrum Bolt Cannon- 315 ptsFast Attack- Vertus Praetors (6): 6 x Lance, 6 x Hurricane Bolters, 6 x Misercordia- 564 ptsSisters of Battle Battalion Det-348 pts, +5CPHQ- Canoness: Power Sword, Storm Bolter- 51 ptsHQ- Canone
Hi all! Just wanted to let you know that I finished my Imperial Knight of the Adeptus Custodes. This is the fourth Knight I painted beside the ones for the Mechanicum and the Ministorum. For the left arm weapon conversion (I imagine some kind of fusion weapon) I used some bits from the Onager Dunecrawler and the Kataphron Breachers. What do you think? Leave a comment or reaction...
While I let the FAQ sink in and reconsider everything I am going to run at NOVA and the collapse of my glorious Death Rider army in event play I went ahead and threw together this list to try out. Seems fun and the fact that Battalions now give 5 comma...