Adeptus Custodes – Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought
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Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
170
Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought
1
170
Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought
9" 2+ 2+ 7 7 9 5 8 2+
A Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought is equipped with: Galatus warblade; Galatus shield.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Galatus warblade (shooting)
Galatus warblade (shooting)
12"
Heavy 2D6
6
-1
1
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, that attack automatically hits the target.
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, that attack automatically hits the target.
Galatus warblade (melee)
Galatus warblade (melee)
Melee
Melee
User
-3
3
Each time the bearer fights, it makes D3 additional attacks with this weapon.
Each time the bearer fights, it makes D3 additional attacks with this weapon.
OTHER WARGEAR
ABILITIES 
Galatus shield
This model has a 4+ invulnerable save. Each time a melee attack is made against this model, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
Galatus shield
This model has a 4+ invulnerable save. Each time a melee attack is made against this model, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Unyielding Ancient: Roll a D6 each time this model loses a wound; on a 6 the damage is ignored and that wound is not lost.
Guardian Eternal: Each time an attack is allocated to this model, subtract 1 from the Damage characteristic of that attack (to a minimum of 1).
Explodes: When this model is destroyed, roll one D6 before removing it from play. On a 6 it explodes, and each unit within 6" suffers D3 mortal wounds.
FACTION KEYWORDS: IMPERIUM, ADEPTUS CUSTODES, <SHIELD HOST>
KEYWORDS: VEHICLE, CORE, DREADNOUGHT, CONTEMPTOR-GALATUS DREADNOUGHT

Datasheet-related Stratagems

1CP

SHIELD OF HONOUR

Aquilan Shield Stratagem

It is second nature to the warriors of the Aquilan Shield to place themselves between their charges and potential peril.

Use this Stratagem in any phase when an IMPERIUM CHARACTER unit (excluding VEHICLE units) from your army is chosen as the target of an opponent model’s attacks. Select one friendly AQUILAN SHIELD INFANTRY or AQUILAN SHIELD DREADNOUGHT unit within 3" of that IMPERIUM CHARACTER unit. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that enemy unit, measure range to that IMPERIUM CHARACTER unit, but resolve attacks made by models in that enemy model's unit against the unit you selected. If the unit you selected is destroyed, any remaining attacks are lost.
1CP

ANCIENT ARTIFICE

Adeptus Custodes Stratagem

The secrets of manufacturing Contemptor Dreadnought sarcophagi are long lost, but no less potent for it.

Use this Stratagem when an ADEPTUS CUSTODES DREADNOUGHT model from your army is chosen as the target for an attack. Until the end of the phase, when resolving an attack made against that model, you can reduce any damage suffered by 1, to a minimum of 1 (this is not cumulative with any other rules that reduce the damage).
1CP

ETERNAL PENITENT

Adeptus Custodes Stratagem

Custodians tainted by dishonour seek penance through voluntary entombment in a Dreadnought’s sarcophagus.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one ADEPTUS CUSTODES DREADNOUGHT unit from your army. Increase that unit’s Attacks characteristic by 1. You can re-roll charge rolls made for that unit. Each ADEPTUS CUSTODES DREADNOUGHT unit from your army can only be selected for this Stratagem once.
1CP

INDOMITABLE ENGINES

Adeptus Custodes Stratagem

So indomitable are the war engines of the Adeptus Custodes that they can shrug off even the most devastating hits without any obvious harm.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when an ADEPTUS CUSTODES VEHICLE model from your army would lose a wound as a result of a mortal wound. Roll one D6; on a 5+ that wound is not lost. In addition, until the end of that phase, when this model would lose a wound as a result of a mortal wound, roll one D6; on a 5+ that wound is not lost.
1CP/3CP

FROM GOLDEN LIGHT THEY COME

Adeptus Custodes Stratagem

Through use of ancient Godstrike-pattern teleportariums, the Custodians can deploy straight into the heart of battle.

Use this Stratagem during deployment. Instead of placing them on the battlefield, you can set up one ADEPTUS CUSTODES INFANTRY, BIKER or DREADNOUGHT unit from your army in a Godstrike-pattern teleportarium array for 1 CP, or two such units for 3 CPs. At the end of any of your Movement phases these units can teleport into battle – set them up anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy models. This Stratagem can only be used once per battle.
1CP

WISDOM OF THE ANCIENTS

Adeptus Custodes Stratagem

The Dreadnoughts of the Adeptus Custodes have seen millennia of war, and can guide their comrades with their wisdom.

Use this Stratagem at the start of any phase. Select an ADEPTUS CUSTODES DREADNOUGHT from your army. Until the end of the phase, you can re-roll hit rolls of 1 for friendly ADEPTUS CUSTODES units within 6" of it.
HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.
Select Weapon
When a model makes a close combat attack, it must do so using a melee weapon (i.e. a weapon that has the ‘Melee’ type). The weapons a model is equipped with are described on its datasheet. If a model is not equipped with any melee weapons, or if it cannot make an attack with any of the melee weapons it is equipped with, then that model makes its attacks using a close combat weapon, which has the following profile:

WEAPONRANGETYPESAPD
Close combat weaponMeleeMeleeUser01

If a model has more than one melee weapon, select which it will use before resolving any attacks. If a model has more than one melee weapon and can make several attacks, it can split them between these weapons however you wish – declare which attacks are being made with which weapons before any attacks are resolved. If the selected weapon has more than one profile that you must choose between, you must declare which profile is being used at the same time. Different attacks made with such a weapon can be made using different profiles if you wish.

If your unit is making attacks with more than one melee weapon against a unit, and those weapons have different characteristics profiles, then after you have resolved an attack with one of those weapons you must, if any other weapons with the same characteristics profile are also being used to make attacks against that unit, resolve those attacks before resolving any attacks against the target with a weapon that has a different characteristics profile. Note that all the attacks you have declared are always resolved against the target unit even if, when you come to resolve an individual attack, no models in the target unit remain in range (this can happen because of models being destroyed and removed from the battlefield as the result of resolving other attacks made by the attacking model’s unit first).

  • Each close combat attack is made with a melee weapon.
  • A model makes attacks using the close combat weapon profile if it has no other melee weapons.
  • If a unit attacks with multiple weapons, all attacks made with weapons that have the same profile must be resolved before resolving attacks with the next.
Saving Throw
The player commanding the target unit then makes one saving throw by rolling one D6 and modifying the roll by the Armour Penetration (AP) characteristic of the weapon that the attack was made with. For example, if the weapon has an AP of -1, then 1 is subtracted from the saving throw roll. If the result is equal to, or greater than, the Save (Sv) characteristic of the model the attack was allocated to, then the saving throw is successful and the attack sequence ends. If the result is less than the model’s Save characteristic, then the saving throw fails and the model suffers damage. An unmodified roll of 1 always fails.
Invulnerable Saves
Some models have an invulnerable save. Each time an attack is allocated to a model with an invulnerable save, you can choose to use either its normal Save (Sv) characteristic or its invulnerable save, but not both. If a model has more than one invulnerable save, it can only use one of them – choose which it will use. If you use a model’s invulnerable save, it is never modified by a weapon’s Armour Penetration value.

  • Invulnerable save: Saving throw that is never modified by attacking weapon’s AP.
  • A model with an invulnerable save can use it instead of its normal Sv.
Hit Roll
When a model makes an attack, make one hit roll for that attack by rolling one D6. If the result of the hit roll is equal to or greater than the attacking model’s Ballistic Skill (BS) characteristic (if the attack is being made with a ranged weapon) or its Weapon Skill (WS) characteristic (if the attack is being made with a melee weapon), then that attack scores one hit against the target unit. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends.

If an attack is made with a weapon that has an ability that says it ‘automatically hits the target’, no hit roll is made – that attack simply scores one hit on the target unit. An unmodified hit roll of 6 always scores a hit, and an unmodified hit roll of 1 always fails. A hit roll can never be modified by more than -1 or +1. This means that if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a hit roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be -2 or worse, it is changed to be -1. Similarly, if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a hit roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be +2 or better, it is changed to be +1.
Mortal Wounds
Some attacks inflict mortal wounds – these are so powerful that no armour or force field can withstand their fury. Each mortal wound inflicts 1 point of damage on the target unit, and they are always applied one at a time. Do not make a wound roll or saving throw (including invulnerable saves) against a mortal wound – just allocate it as you would any other attack and inflict damage to a model in the target unit. Unlike damage inflicted by normal attacks, excess damage from mortal wounds is not lost. Instead, keep allocating damage to another model in the target unit until either all the damage has been allocated or the target unit is destroyed.

If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, resolve the normal damage first. If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, but the normal damage is subsequently saved, the target unit still suffers the mortal wounds, as described before. If an ability modifies the damage inflicted by a weapon, and that weapon can inflict mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, the modifier does not apply to any mortal wounds that are inflicted (unless the rule specifically states otherwise).

  • Each mortal wound inflicted on a unit causes one model in the unit to lose one wound.
  • No saving throws can be made against mortal wounds.
  • Mortal wounds inflicted by attacks in addition to normal damage always apply, even if normal damage saved.

The DREADNOUGHT keyword is used in following Adeptus Custodes datasheets:

The DREADNOUGHT keyword is used in following Adeptus Custodes datasheets:

The ADEPTUS CUSTODES and DREADNOUGHT keywords are used in following Adeptus Custodes datasheets:

Engagement Range
Engagement Range represents the zone of threat that models present to their enemies. While a model is within 1" horizontally and 5" vertically of an enemy model, those models are within Engagement Range of each other. While two enemy models are within Engagement Range of each other, those models’ units are also within Engagement Range of each other. Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.

  • Engagement Range: 1" horizontally + 5" vertically.
  • Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.
Charging with a Unit
Once you have chosen an eligible unit to declare a charge with, you must select one or more enemy units within 12" of it as the targets of its charge. The target(s) of this charge do not need to be visible to the charging unit. You then make a charge roll for your unit by rolling 2D6. This is the maximum number of inches each model in the charging unit can now be moved if they can make the charge move. To make a charge move, the unit’s charge roll must be sufficient that it is able to end that move in unit coherency and within Engagement Range of every unit that was a target of its charge, without moving within Engagement Range of any enemy units that were not a target of its charge. If this is possible, then the charge is successful and the models in the unit make a charge move so as to fulfil the above conditions. If this is impossible, the charge fails and no models in the charging unit move this phase.

  • Declare targets of the charge (must be within 12").
  • Charge roll = 2D6".
  • If insufficient to move charging unit into Engagement Range of all targets, charge fails.
  • If charge successful, models make their charge move.
  • Cannot make a charge move within Engagement Range of any unit that was not the target of the charge.

The BIKER keyword is used in following Adeptus Custodes datasheets:

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