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The Space Marines were not the only super-warriors created by

the Emperor. The first group of genetically altered and

psychologically modified troops he created were his own

personal body-guard; The Custodian Guard. Their duty was to

ensure the safety of the Emperor at all times.



Stronger than a space marine, the Custodian is a fearsome

warrior and has an unbreakable devotion to the Emperor. They

are his most loyal and trusted servants.



During the Horus Heresy the Custodians were tasked with duties

that now extend beyond those of guarding the Emperor’s person.

Small detachments of Custodians were tasked to ensure the

Space Marine legions were following the Emperors will.



The Custodian Guard is organised in a similar fashion to the Space

Marines. The main difference is that the Custodians are less in

number than the Space Marines. There have only ever been a

thousand Custodians seen at any one time.



They have access to all of the myriad types of weapons and

wargear available to the Space Marines. In addition to the

Marines’ wargear they also have access to a variety of weapons

and wargear available only to themselves. An example is the

Guardian Spear, a combination of power axe and boltgun, which is

the standard armament of the Custodian Guard.



“These men are my bodyguards, their
lives forfeit to the guarantee of my
physical safety. Of their loyalty to me
there shall be no question nor doubt. I,
and I alone, shall have the authority to
stand in judgement over them. No other
commander shall have them in battle nor
in service. None shall bar them from me
and none shall hamper or stall their
mission. So it is decreed!”- The Emperor.



'' The origins of the Custodian

Guard are shrouded in myth and

legend. They fought alongside

the Emperor during the

Unification Wars on Terra.

Some say that the Custodian

Guard are to the Emperor what

the Space Marines are to the

Primarchs; that the Emperors

own genetic matrix was used in

their creation and through this

their loyalty to Him is assured.

Others argue that the

Custodians are not like the

Emperor as a Space Marine is

like his Primarch, and that some

other source was used as a

template for their physical and

psychological form; a source

that was lost during the

anarchy of the Age of Strife.

The truth will likely never be

known.''

The Emperor of Mankind

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The Unification Wars (M28-M29)

During the Unification Wars on Terra in the 28
th
Millennium the

emergent Emperor of Mankind created the first genetically enhanced

warriors: The Legio Custodes. These warriors formed the personal guard

of the Emperor Himself and along with the first Space Marines they

conquered Terra from the fueding Warlords that had devastated the planet

from the outset of the Age of Strife. Tyrants such as Kalagan of Ursh,

Narthan Dume of the Panpacific Empire, Dalmoth Kyn and Cardinal

Tang were all vanquished and order was restored to Terra by the late 29
th


Millennium.

The Battle of Gyros-Thravian (152.M30)





The Great Crusade (M30)

After his conquest of Terra and subsequent alliance with the Martian Mechanicum the Emperor began

his conquest of the galaxy. Although the disappearance of the infant Primarchs has been a major

setback for the crusade, the newly created Space Marine Legions crushed all before them. World after

world was re-conquered. Alien oppressors were routed or annihilated in a series of epic wars. Worlds

infected with warp creatures were cleansed with powerful virus bombs and Vortex missiles in

apocalyptic orbital barrages.

During the Crusade the Space Marine legions were reunited with their Primarchs. The planets on which

the Primarchs had been raised and now dominated became the Legions' Homeworlds and they

established permanent bases on them. From these new bases the legions could launch assaults on

almost any enemy. The power of the Imperium was at its zenith. Nothing could stand in the way of the

Emperor and his mighty army.

During the Great Crusade, the Custodes always kept a contingent with the Emperor for his protection,

but also travelled individually as envoys, often aiding the Legions in their conquests.



There are reckoned to be only a thousand of these elite warriors in total, although this is highly

speculative. Only the Emperor and his inner circle know their exact number. Certainly only a

thousand have ever been seen together at any one time, and then only once at the famous Battle of

Gyros-Thravian, fought during the Great Crusade against the Ork warlord Gharkul Blackfang and his

vast greenskin horde.



The Primarchs Horus, Rogal Dorn and Mortarion and their legions were vastly outnumbered and

close to defeat when the Emperor lead an attack from his golden battle barge, the Bucephelus. At the

head of a thousand Custodians, the Emperor struck at the very heart of the Ork horde, confronting

Gharkul atop a towering Gargant. As the Emperor decapitated the giant, black-skinned Ork, the

Custodians laid waste to the warlord's prime warriors. It is said that within moments over a hundred

thousand greenskins died and the Waaaggh! was broken. Legend has it that only three custodians

died at the battle, their names enshrined forever, engraved on the Emperors armour.

The Battle of Prospero

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Amon: Ws:6 Bs:6 S:4 T:4 W:3 I:5 A:4 Ld:10 Sv:3+

Unit Type: Infantry

Wargear:

 Guardian Spear

 Power Weapon

 Bolt Pistol

 Artificer Scout Armour

 Custodian Ammunition

 Frag and Krak Grenades

 Melta Bombs

 Iron Halo

Special Rules:

 Custodian

 Nimbus of Purity

 Hit and Run

 Fleet

 Vital Intel

Master Infiltrator: Amon Tauromachian deploys using the Deep

Strike rule, regardless of mission, to represent him concealing himself

prior to battle. He must always Deep Strike into a piece of area terrain.

If this terrain is classed as Impassable, Amon Tauromachian will not be

destroyed but is instead placed within 1” of the terrain. If the Deep

Strike roll would take Amon Tauromachian out of the boundaries of the

chosen area terrain, he must be placed as close to the point indicated as

possible without any part of his base leaving that terrain piece. Amon

Tauromachian may act as normal on the turn he enters play.













Amon Tauromachian,

Custodes Infiltrator

Insert Background

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Artulon: Ws:6 Bs:5 S:4 T:5 W:3 I:5 A:4 Ld:10 Sv:2+

Unit Type: Infantry

Wargear:

 Guardian Spear

 Artificer Armour

 Custodian Ammunition

 Frag Grenades

 Iron Halo

Special Rules:

 Custodian

 Independent Character

 Nimbus of Purity

 By His Decree

 Deep Strike

By the Book: Artulon has a notion to carry out orders

by the letter, and he will not stray from doctrine even

slightly. This makes his a rigid leader, but it does mean

the job gets done. The Envoy Squad he is part of counts

as scoring as long as Artulon is alive.

Old Breed: Artulon is one of the oldest living

Custodians which has not been interred into a

Dreadnought. As such he has become very resilient even

for a Custodian. As such he has +1 Toughness (Already

Included above), and he may re-roll any failed feel no

pain saves.













Artulon, Custodian Envoy

Insert Background

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Emperors Gift APC.....................................................100pts

Emperors Gift: Bs:5 Front:11 (14) Side:11 (14) Rear:10 (14)

Unit Type: Vehicle (Tank, Skimmer)

Transport Capacity: 10

Fire Points: None Special Rules:

Access Points: Rear ramp and two side hatches

Wargear:

 Twin-Linked Boltgun

 Custodian Ammunition

 Searchlight

 Smoke Launchers Options:

 Extra Armour

 Shield of Terra





 Custodian

 Nimbus of Purity

 It is a Gift



 May take a Pintle mounted Plasma Gun
for 15pts

 May take any of the following: Blessed
Hull (15pts), Ceramite Shielding

(15pts).

Dedicated Transports

Land Raider.....................................................260pts

Land Raider: Bs:5 Front:14 Side:14 Rear:14

Unit Type: Vehicle (Tank)

Transport Capacity: 12

Fire Points: None Special Rules:

Access Points: Assault ramp and two side hatches

Wargear:

 Twin-Linked Heavy Bolter

 Two Sponsoon mounted Twin-Linked Lascannons

 Searchlight

 Smoke Launchers Options:

 Custodian Ammunition

 Assault Ramp

 Extra Armour





 Custodian

 Nimbus of Purity

 Power of the Machine Spirit



 May take a Pintle mounted Plasma Gun
for 15pts

 May take any of the following: Blessed
Hull (15pts), Ceramite Shielding

(15pts).

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Land Raider Spartan.....................................................300pts

Spartan: Bs:5 Front:14 Side:14 Rear:14

Unit Type: Vehicle (Tank)

Transport Capacity: 20

Fire Points: None Special Rules:

Access Points: Assault ramp and two side hatches

Wargear:

 Forward Facing Pintle Twin-Linked Heavy Bolter

 Two Sponsoon mounted Twin-Linked Lascannons

 Rear facing Pintle Twin-Linked Heavy Bolter

 Smoke Launchers Options:

 Searchlight

 Custodian Ammunition

 Assault Ramp

 Extra Armour





 Custodian

 Nimbus of Purity

 Venerable

 Heavy Bolters

 Fire Points



 May take a Pintle mounted Plasma Gun
for 15pts

 May take any of the following: Blessed
Hull (15pts), Ceramite Shielding

(15pts), Anointed Standard (35pts).

Dedicated Transports

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