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.
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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