Every mod should have some kind of unique feature that sets it apart from all the other ones. For this one, we are making this mod as close to the lore as possible. Over 80% of the units will not start out as squads, but rather singularly, since the Custodes are usually individual warriors that fight alone or are sent out alone to other worlds as elite envoys. However, there are rare occasions where they must fight together. Custodes are to Grey Knights what Grey Knights are to normal Space Marines. It is also said that the Custodes are to the Emperor what the Space Marines are to their Primarch or they are to the Space Marines as the Emperor is to His Primarchs. The Adeptus Custodes are extremely powerful, yet come in very small numbers. The aim of this mod is quality over quantity. There will be compromises for such a high quality faction, especially since we also plan to include their supreme leader, the Emperor. As a result of this uber faction, there will not be turrets nor mines.

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The Legio/Adeptus Custodes project has so far been on the blueprint table for well over a year now. Our team is still debating on its structure that could as well be in line with what you guys think. Problem is getting others to chime in, get engaged, and express their opinionated belief on how the Custodes should look in game. For obvious reasons, the Custodes are going to be very strong and tough units. Each is the equivalent to a fully reinforced squad of Space Marines in terms of effectiveness. Economically, the opportunity cost of the Custodes being at this level is their extreme lack in the numbers game. The Custodes to the Space Marines is at a ratio of 4 to 1 (5 to 1 with Chaos to the Custodes). Which means that Space Marines would outnumber the Custodians 4-5 times over. Therefore, a Space Marine Squad starts with 4 and has a max of 8 (10 for Chaos space Marines) without leaders, while the Custodian Squad starts with 1 and has a max of 2 without leaders. However, this is to be in line with the lore also, being that the Adeptus Custodes are rare and cost a vast amount of resources and time to train.

They are also not expendable units or at least not meant to be. Think of the quality vs quantity approach that I still uplift for this mod to follow. In the Second World War, the Germans, namely Adolf Hitler himself believed that superior weapons and technology is the key to victory in any battle or war. In layman's terms, think of a Space Marine as an M4 Sherman tank in a comparison to a Custodian as a Tiger tank. There is a huge gap of everything since each one has such a difference. Much more powerful units tend to be far fewer in number due to the economic impact. Committing more resources to strong units usually leads to the likelihood of being outnumbered by cheaper and less powerful units that can be reproduced or replaced much quicker (cannon fodder). This is the most popular and common tactic every other faction has over the Custodes units themselves. HOWEVER, the lesson of this mod is understanding how to salvage and ration out resources. This is a faction that will definitely test one's economic decision making. Remember also that the Sisters of Silence will also be in this mod. They are versatile troops and can be a useful alternative over the more precious and valuable Custodians, for which they can do the yeoman's work by themselves without needing the Custodes during early game. The faction will have no turrets, nor mines, so in exchange, the Custodians are more or less like mobile pillboxes/defenses/fortifiers. They are also skilled at assassination, in which toe to toe, there is a chance they can execute a hero unit instantly if they fall below half HP (trait of Death Cult Assassin).

As I mentioned before, the Custodes' role falls under guarding rather than being a front line soldier, despite that they have extensive knowledge of warfare. The uniqueness lies in the faction being outnumbered, yet have the effectiveness to back it up. They also are all detectors so no enemy unit can sneak or hide from them. The Custodes are also VERY expensive, adhering to the lore of course. But regardless of how legit this may sound in our proposals and planning, this is ultimately up to the majority view on the community. What would YOU like to see? You can share your beliefs on the comment section underneath or you have not an account on Revora, sign up and tune in soon on a new thread regarding this topic. That is all I have for now. Phil you in later. Raptor out....

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Schleeber
Schleeber

I started my Custodes army in June of 18. I can't wait for this mod.

I'm still trying to figure out the "new" lore of the Custodes. If there are "thousands" of them, and there are several groups whose purpose seems to be destroying emergent threats in the region of Terra, why wouldn't we see "chapter-strength" excursions?

Best wishes, and although I have no programming skills (I can do VBA - ha!) you have my support in any way if I can help.

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Guest
Guest

I am so excited to lead the Adeptus Custodes to battle, and even though this mod is far from complete it is best this way to ensure maximum quality. I have some questions, Philosoraptor:

1. Is this Adeptus Custodes mod for Dawn of War or Dawn of War: Soulstorm?
2. Will this mod be compatible with Ultimate Apocalypse?
3. Will Kitten be there?

Many Thanks

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Guest
Guest

Will we be getting the pillar stodes?

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die4control
die4control

Just please, for the love of god if this mod doesn't pan out at least release the assets/models please, don't let this turn into another mechanicum if this somehow fails.

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Guest
Guest

In "master of mankind" it's mentioned that Custodes have attendants with them that are warriors in there own right. Do you plan to add them in as a tier 1 unit for the faction? Granted its a very small line of text.

I personally think this would be best as getting the Custodes immediately seems a bit OP. Although I'm sure you have that front covered.

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Guest
Guest

yoooooo this mod is so awesome!!!! Cant wait til' you finish it. Keep it up <3

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thudo
thudo

Team is trying.. just stalled currently after the early May stand box build. Voicing will be commencing soon. \o/

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Guest
Guest

hey i would like to ask something this mod is just add custodes from 30k and 40k

our you are going to add 30k space marines and 30k chaos space marines because woud be strange to see a 30k custode with a space marine chapter in 40k as allie

sorry for my bad english i an brazilian

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Brother_Titus
Brother_Titus

How goes the progress? Still working on models and textures at this point?

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 Philosoraptor Creator
 Philosoraptor

We are not worried about the modelling right this moment. We're still compromising the faction and getting the scripting wrapped up first.

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