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Games Workshop Previews Shield Host Rules for 40k

The space janitors that are the Adeptus Custodes are the best and last line of defense of the Imperium. And their new codex brings with it plenty of updates to their rules, including their Shield Host abilities. Get a look at these updates in this preview.

From the article:

Big, gold, and incredibly old, the Adeptus Custodes are a fighting force to be reckoned with. As they gad about the galaxy, undertaking the Emperor’s will and harvesting new names, they invariably end up in conflict, and that’s where they get to flex their martial skills.

Codex Adeptus Custodes, which will be with us in early 2022, gives these elite warriors myriad new ways to crush their foes, with fresh rules for Shield Hosts – the different groupings which Custodes organise under when tackling the direst of threats.

Shield Hosts will be familiar to fans of Adeptus Custodes, but they’ve had upgrades befitting these golden demigods of destruction for the latest edition. There are six in total, including favourites like the Solar Watch, and each has access to unique fighting styles, warlord traits, stratagems, and relics of Terra.

No matter which Shield Host a Custodes is pledged to, they are all first and foremost servants of the Emperor, so you can always fall back on the Emperor’s Chosen Shield Host.*