Adeptus Custodes 2000 List: Beta FW Rules

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Today we’re taking a look at Gothmog’s 2k Custodes list over at Sepulchre of Heroes. Chances are it’ll be one to watch as the Beta FW Rules are applied.

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.

It seems fun and the fact that Battalions now give 5 command points REALLY helps it out.

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Custodes Battalion- 1995, +5CP

HQ: Shield Captain on Dawn Eagle Jetbike- 179: Salvo Launcher, Interceptor Lance, Misercordia, Warlord, Relic: Auric Aquillas
HQ: Shield Captain on Dawn Eagle Jetbike- 179: Salvo Launcher, Interceptor Lance, Misercordia
Elites: Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought- 245: Achillus Dreadspear, 2 x Lastrum Storm Bolter
Troops: Custodian Guard Squad (3)- 171: 2 x Guardian Spear & Misercodia, 1 x Sentinel Blade and Storm Shield
Troops: Custodian Guard Squad (3)- 171: 2 x Guardian Spear & Misercodia, 1 x Sentinel Blade and Storm Shield
Troops: Custodian Guard Squad (3)- 171: 2 x Guardian Spear & Misercodia, 1 x Sentinel Blade and Storm Shield
Fast Attack: Vertus Praetors (3)- 282: 3 x Hurricane Bolter, 3 x Interceptor Lance, 3 x Misercordia
Fast Attack: Vertus Praetors (3)- 282: 3 x Hurricane Bolter, 3 x Interceptor Lance, 3 x Misercordia
Fast Attack: Caladius Grav Tank- 315: Twin Illiastus Accelerator Cannon, Twin Lastrum Bolt Cannon

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So not all bike spam. Only thing I would consider holding in Reserve and Deepstriking (turn 2 now) is the Dreadnought. Get it in there after a solid round of harassment from my bikes. Hopefully, something destroys a vehicle or two outright with the Caladius by the time it comes in. It is such a good tank. Its got strong firepower and ability to shake off most anything, not to mention it never gets bogged down by assault due to its fly keyword. Basically, use it to punish the enemy and then bring in the big distraction Carnifex that is the Dreadnought before the Caladius is finished.

Otherwise standard Custodes fair. Min troop Squads in optimal format- 2 Spears for shooting and combat, 1 sword, and shield to tank. Misericordia on EVERYTHING. Captains with a Jetbike squad each, a melta missile on each to help strip down high T targets before charging (this was invaluable at Adepticon vs Leviantan Dreads).

Pure Custodes so 4+ universal Invuln save. And the new Battalion boon of +5 CP is so amazing!

Who knows, maybe the Beta Rules will be allowed at NOVA and this will make its appearance in the Trios event! If you enjoyed this, let us know in the comments. And be sure to check us out over at Sepulchre of Heroes!

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Hobbyist and Gamer since 1999. Blood Angels faithful since the beginning. I am also big into various GW Specialist Games and Historical Wargames. Love the hobby, love the fluff, Grognard for life. @Gotmog_Balrog www.sepulchreofheroes.blogspot.com

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