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I have had a little idea - and it really is just an idea, I haven't made anything of it yet - that it might be interesting to try and make my own Custodian Guard force. I appreciate that this would be dodgy fluff-wise but I'm sure there could be some reason why they would be off Terra.
I have recently been reading one of the old White Dwarfs from 5 or 6 years ago and it contained a section about the Sabretooth Horus Heresy cards. I was inspired by the artwork, especially when I realised they had Dreadnoughts and jetbikes among other things. I am looking for any kind of advice, fluff, modelling, rules or even just whether you think it could be done.
With regard to the modelling, I believe the easiest way to do it would be to use the Grey Knight models as a base, convert their helmets to the Custodes ones and put the storm bolters on the Nemesis force weapons. And obviously paint them gold.
Sucks cause the Oz GW site used to have a fantastic article on how to make Custodes. Shame.
I've searched the Internet and found some absolutely stunning conversions and paint jobs but i haven't actually found anything on how to make them. However, I think to use Grey Knights as a base and give them Swordmasters of Hoeth helmets (tall helmets with plumes) would work, and then it'd be a simple matter of putting the bolters on the Nemesis force weapons.
you will need to saw the swordmaaters heads off becaus they come already attached to the models
Please don't cut me at the knees short scary giner person with a beard.
Why not just use them as Grey Knights? The GKs and Custodes aren't your regular run-of-the-mill Smurfs anyways, they're like Smurf Plus. Smurf 9000. Extreme Smurf. Surely the Emperor wouldn't be guarded by regular ordinary Smurfs who can't hold a boltgun and a close combat weapon at the same time when he's got the Grey Knights running around doing exactly that?
I think i read somewhere that the Custodes put even the GK's to shame, with Constantin Valdor being the same size as Primarch Alpharius.
Not that this really helps much to the fluff aspect of using them in battle, but I've always heard that the Adeptus custodes are super Marines. Why didn't the Emperor just make every Space Marine like them?
I've read that Constantin Valdor was not as big as the primarch but that he had power to match a Demon Prince or something like that. But the regular Custodians are stronger than Grey Knights and I would think they would have to cost at least 50 points each when you take into account their epic weapons and stuff.
Having said that, I've already written a first-draft codex, so I have rules and rough points costs for all the units and everything
Bell of Lost Souls has a datasheet for them. They are like 64pts each and stupidly strong. You should check it out under the Heresy Era rulebook you can DL