With a release date set for March 25th, we’re already starting to see images from the new Adeptus Custodes codex. La Voz De Horus posted some new codex pictures yesterday, let’s take a look.
They look to be screencaps from a video unboxing here:
30 points more than the current 7th edition Contemptor model, but this one includes the Aegis, and Deep Strike abilities, PLUS venerable. Seems like a win for those kinda of points!
The formation from October has been transformed into the the above detachment with new command benefits as well.New Warlord Traits, and a way to actually field them that makes sense this go around, and they got some pretty solid command benefits to boot as well.
Mostly all cut and paste from the rules they dropped for these guys back in November here:
Under Special Wargear is the Custodes Vexilla which gives all friendly units within 12″ of the bearer the Fearless special rule and in addition all models in the same unit as the bearer have +1 Attack whilst the bearer is alive. But what we really want to show you from this Appendix is the Guardian Spear. This Strength +1, AP 2, Two-handed melee weapon with the Block special rule that allows for an attempt to block a single attack during the assault phase. This ability can be used Once per turn which according to the rulebook allows it to be used in each player’s turn.
Now that’s the spice we were looking for: the second venerable status Land Raider for 40k, and a way to ignore shaken and stunned results (but you still lose a hull point). It also comes with some pretty cool upgrades as well now like a 5+ invulnerable save from the aegis ability. Is this the best land raider in the history of ever? For 275, that may just be the case.
The new codex has a release date of March 25th. Be sure to check back in with us for the latest updates until then, we’ll be putting them out as soon as we get them!
If you want to see some army ideas and to hear everything we have to say about these units from back in November check out this video right here:New 8th Edition FAQ: Episode 111