Masters of Prospero: Custodes and Sisters

Of late, I have forgone my usual approach of doing huge units all at once, and instead focussed on smaller forces, with the result that (funnily enough) I am getting more done! This time round, two units and a character to help out the Space Woofs on Prospero – the Sisters of Silence and Adeptus Custodes:

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The Custodes are the poster boys here, of course, and they are very… gold!

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Painting-wise, they are a doddle, and I followed pretty much all the steps listed in the Prospero Painting Guide. Gold in a couple of different flavours (Retributor and Liberator), Fleshshade wash, followed by a Runefang drybrush – then it is just a case of picking out the (fairly few) details.

As well as the (first) squad of Custodes, you also get a Shield-Captain.

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You get weapon options for these guys and, to separate the captain from the squad, I went with the pikes for the squad and sword/shield for the captain. The fact that the shield allows re-rollable invulnerable saves for the captain and not the squad had no effect on me choosing to do them this way round…

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The Sisters of Silence serve very well to scale just how large the Custodes are and will seem a lot more fiddly if you paint them side-by-side. The Forge World Prospero book has a picture of the Sisters in plain steel and though this gives them a nice ‘olde knight’ look, in the end I went with the bronze of the Painting Guide. I think it works well!

Following hot on the heels of these units are more reinforcements for the Thousand Sons, as I want to build both forces up in relative strengths rather than just focussing on one at a time. So, expect to see Tartaros Terminators very soon and, to match the Shield-Captain, Ahriman himself!

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