We take a look at a faction that has been described as the Golden Legion of Unmatched Heroism - allegedly it appeals to a certain type of collector - but what makes them the Supermen of the 41st millennium?
Deep within the vaults of the Imperial Palace, a legion of warriors unlike any other are forged.
They are the Adeptus Custodes, the shining Golden Legion of the Ten Thousand.
With their unmatched skill and unwavering loyalty, the Adeptus Custodes serve as the last line of defense between the Emperor and those who seek to harm him. In every hour, the Adeptus Custodes ensure that it is their finest, embodying true heroism on the battlefield.
The Adeptus Custodes surpass even the mighty Space Marines in their status as hand-crafted paragons of warfare. Maybe that’s why they appeal to Superman - like can attract like!
Every Custodian, even the most basic fighter, is the equal of heroes, dare we say superheroes, from other factions. Their prowess in melee combat is where they truly shine, while the Sisters of Silence provide vital anti-psyker support.
The Adeptus Custodes excel in close combat, mastering a hundred fighting styles known as Martial Ka'tahs.
Their discipline allows them to seamlessly transition between defensive and offensive techniques, adapting to any opponent. Whether facing hordes of alien adversaries or towering brutes, the Adeptus Custodes have the skills to triumph in the Fight phase and become true masters. Now that’s certainly a ‘super’ power to have in the #new40K - right? But wait there’s even more things to like about these Golden Gods!
Among the leaders of the Adeptus Custodes, Trajann Valoris stands out. Armed with his Watcher's Axe and the formidable Moment Shackle relic, he wields devastating power both in offense and defense.
The Custodians, known for their exceptional durability, become immovable forces when donning Allarus Terminator armor. Their From Golden Light ability grants surprising mobility, enabling them to swiftly reach critical objectives.
The Sisters of Silence, the other aspect of the Talons of the Emperor, excel in hunting down psykers.
Equipped with consecrated boltguns, Prosecutors can precisely target enemy sorcerers even when hidden within enemy squads.
The Adeptus Custodes wield mastercrafted weapons, with their blades and spears often concealing powerful ranged options.
The Executioner Greatblades carried by Vigilators are especially effective against enemy psykers, cutting through their wards effortlessly.
The loss of a Custodian is a tragedy that few factions can fathom, but the Adeptus Custodes refuse to fall easily.
Even when struck down, these golden heroes can rise again to continue the fight. Resurrecting one fallen hero every turn makes these custodes act more like necrons, or a fallen hero of the Justice League - just saying…
This resilience can be a source of frustration for opponents who must invest considerable effort to bring down these mighty warriors. Only to see them back in action with the click of the fingers.
The Adeptus Custodes were designed to embody the feeling of heroism on the battlefield. Their datasheets feature additional abilities that can be used once per battle to provide a heroic boost at critical moments. Despite being vastly outnumbered, the Adeptus Custodes' Martial Ka'tah ability solidifies their position as one of the foremost melee armies in the new edition, allowing them to adapt and defeat any foe they face.
With their unmatched combat prowess and unwavering loyalty, they stand as the Emperor's most trusted protectors. In battle, the Adeptus Custodes prove time and again that they are the true paragons of warfare, embodying the finest virtues of the Imperium.
The Adeptus Custodes represents the pinnacle of heroism and skill in the war-torn universe of Warhammer 40,000. Expect to see more of them emerging onto the tabletops at the next Arc40k - if only Henry knew what he was missing out on - we would see even more!
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