Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: Chaos Knights vs Adeptus Custodes 2000pts

Avatar Tabletop Tactics January 9, 202131  68 31 Likes

The ground trembles as the Chaos Knights stride to war, but with members of the Ten Thousand standing before them, will their trail of destruction continue?

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The Army Lists are: 

Chaos Knights

++ Super-Heavy Detachment ++

Dread Household: House Vextrix

+ Lord of War +

Knight Rampager: Warlord- Eager for the Kill, Relic- Khornate Target, Reaper Chainsword, Thunderstrike Gauntlet, Heavy Stubber

Knight Despoiler: Corrupted Heirloom- Helm of Warpsight, Dreadblade- Volatile Reactor, Knower of Profane Secrets, Thunderstrike Gauntlet, Avenger Gatling Cannon, Heavy Flamer, Meltagun

Knight Despoiler: Thunderstrike Gauntlet, Thermal Cannon, Heavy Stubber

Knight Desecrator: Reaper Chainsword, Laser Destructor, Heavy Stubber

2x War Dogs
War Dog: Reaper Chain-cleaver, Thermal Spear, Heavy Stubber
War Dog: Reaper Chain-cleaver, Thermal Spear, Heavy Stubber

++ Total: 2,000pts ++

Adeptus Custodes

++ Battalion Detachment ++

Shield Host: Shadowkeepers

+ HQ +

Captain-General Trajann Valoris: Warlord- Champion of the Imperium

Shield-Captain on Dawneagle Jetbike: Ten Thousand Heroes- Superior Creation, Captain-Commander- Indomitable Constitution, Interceptor Lance, Misericordia, Hurricane Bolter

+ Troops +

3x Custodian Guard Squad
3x Custodian: Sentinel Blade, Storm Shield

3x Custodian Guard Squad
3x Custodian: Guardian Spear, Misericordia

3x Custodian Guard Squad
3x Custodian: Guardian Spear, Misericordia

+ Elites +

5x Allarus Custodians
5x Allarus Custodian: Castellan Axe, Misericordia, Ballistus Grenade Launcher

Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought: Eternal Penitent

Vexilus Praetor: Vexilla Magnifica, Misericordia, Storm Shield

+ Fast Attack +

5x Vertus Praetors
2x Vertus Praetor: Interceptor Lance, Misericordia, Hurricane Bolter
3x Vertus Praetor: Interceptor Lance, Misericordia, Salvo Launcher

++ Total: 1,998pts ++



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James Marsden
James Marsden
8 days ago

Very fun game!

Beard, I felt your pain there as a fledgling Chaos Knights player myself!

I recently challenged my Custodes playing friend to a game post lockdown. I am regretting that decision now!

andyleeds4
andyleeds4
8 days ago

Great game guys. Love the match up. Stig I would suggest just being zoomed out a little more to reduce the amount of camera movement. Found myself getting a little frazzled

Ben Taylor
Ben Taylor
8 days ago

I’m sure you’ve caught this Chef, but melta missiles from salvo launchers reroll wounds v vehicles!

Anthony Samuel
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Anthony Samuel
8 days ago

Oh …. the dice gods are not happy. I feel for you beard, trying to learn all the armies is so hard. Keep up the great work!

Booker T
Booker T
8 days ago

very cool game . Not always the case with Knights!

SchnitzelHip
SchnitzelHip
9 days ago

Loved the game – still missing the banter over the army table at the start of the show. Really enjoying seeing Custodes getting more airtime

FieserMoep
FieserMoep
9 days ago

I have to adress this now: Is beard secretly a hair model?
How and why are this hair and beard like it is?
And when do we get a tactica on it?
Is the secret Nuln Oil?

Ben Philpott
Ben Philpott
9 days ago

Loving the work lately team , so much so I felt the need to comment for the first time ever ! Beautiful stuff 👌

Curtis Clissitt
Curtis Clissitt
9 days ago

Where is the terrain from? The large middle buildings?

Noah Bergman
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Noah Bergman
10 days ago

I swear, there’s something in Beard’s wrist movement when he rerolls that causes the die to do a full roll (or two) and end up right where it started. This should be scientifically analyzed.

Graeme Mitchell
Graeme Mitchell
10 days ago

Melta missiles reroll failed wounds dude. Don’t think you’ve done it once hahahaha.

SlipperyWeasel
SlipperyWeasel
10 days ago

Was beard born with those eyebrows or are they the result of grooming? In the words of Johnny Drama: “If you’re saying they’re real, I ain’t buying it bro.”

Stig
Stig
10 days ago

Yeah I think they give us a lot of options, particularly from a Secondaries standpoint which can often be hard to pick the right 3 choice with Custodes!

Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor
10 days ago

so much fun to watch!
Stig, its good to see you getting your legs back underneath you and having fun, and it was hilarious to see you take a dreadnought that survived 4+ charges from knights…
Beard, I feel your pain. but what can you do right?
Some minor errors in the game, but no big deal, the game was hilarious, and man, those dice!
Thanks for the work guys!

Jonasthewooki
Jonasthewooki
11 days ago

Beard i think your dread blade does not benefit from the house hold trait vextrix the red queen would only benefit from the infernal house ambition daemonic surge ability. Also i think house Lucaris would of really helped this list out with the amount of melee your knights had along with iconoclast bonus,keep up the good work gentlemen love your stuff

Sam Kirkman
Sam Kirkman
11 days ago

Stig! You keep forgetting reroll all failed wounds on melta missiles!

Joking aside, enjoy seeing you get an extended run with the golden boys and generally improving as you learn the intricacies of 9th. Would love to see more FW units from you (Aquilon terminators especially). Definitely think the biggest thing to take away from this is spurious use of cp on speculative rerolls/strats (1cp on arcehotech munitions for only 3 shots against a 4++ springs to mind). Details like that really makes a difference between good and great players.

Entertaining game as always gents.

UndeadBen79
UndeadBen79
11 days ago

I’ve been running chaos knights myself a lot recently, they can surprise a lot of armies with their resilience and ability to score. id love to see a tactica with chaos knights.. i could even suggest a few potential list ideas …. (they do seem awesome in my own mind lol)

Martinb
Martinb
11 days ago

The only army outnumbered by custodes!

Kaibong deity
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Kaibong deity
11 days ago

New model syndrome

CMO
CMO
11 days ago

Well that was ridiculous 😆
Brilliant game, but I can’t decide which is more insane – Beard using about 38 command points, that bloody dreadnought being alive, or the sheer number of ones rerolled into ones!

@stig – I’m very tempted by the Custodes (despite having 4 armies currently and promising I wouldn’t start another…oh how we lie to ourselves/the wife…) What would you recommend as an initial must have for someone starting them?

Cheers lads, really enjoyed this!

David
David
11 days ago

That wasn’t even fun to watch. Poor Beard. I feel your pain.

Barney
Barney
11 days ago

Custodes are so annoying!
Good game, fellas.

Wurzella
Wurzella
11 days ago

Sees new batrep, waaheyy! See’s it’s only 90 minutes long… ohh, poor knights 😔

Adam Nagy
Adam Nagy
12 days ago

The Red Queen! I was eager to see her in action again 🙂

Marcello Genovese
Marcello Genovese
12 days ago

Awesome job fellas! Killin it lately, keep it up! Love you guys!

PS
There’s a very good reason why all 3+ invulns are going away and this game was loaded with them lol.
I wouldn’t make that 20 sword and board list if I were you stig. Guaranteed to get nerfed.

Take care!

Christian Hellicar
Christian Hellicar
12 days ago

That was a really fun battle. I won’t keep banging on about the bikes, plus with the point changes yesterday they could be a lot more interesting.
Infantry once again showing how good they are. Have you got any Guard with Pyrithite spears? Worth giving them a go as shooting is a big issue for Custodes.
Big fan of the Galatus too, although not too sure on his damage output; but if you have a Dreadnought with a sword & shield you take him. That’s just science!

Khi Burgess
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Khi Burgess
12 days ago

The more I try to drag myself out the more they keep dragging me back in….Custodes rock.

Last edited 12 days ago by Khi Burgess
James Lyle
James Lyle
12 days ago

Awesome video. But beard forgot that chaos knights get an extra AP to all melee weapons. Wouldn’t have made much of a difference in this game but just something to note.

Last edited 12 days ago by James Lyle
Colin White
Colin White
12 days ago

The golden light about to bring it

dale kane
dale kane
12 days ago

Wow this is an early upload, amazing

Craig Luff
Craig Luff
12 days ago

Custodes!!!!!

Crust
Crust
12 days ago

Chaos knights with giant cutty cutty and dakkka dakka. A Saturday morning dream. I hope this custards get creamed

Rus’el
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Rus’el
12 days ago

You guys are on fire at the moment! 🔥🔥🔥