Using its immensely destructive Arachnus Magna-Blaze Cannon, the Ares was deployed to strike at monuments and edifices which an enemy culture held most dear to their hearts. Additional weaponry included two Arachnus Heavy Blaze Cannons and two Infernus Firebomb Clusters.
Such was the infamy the Ares Gunship earned in the Unification Wars, that when the Emperor's forces were embroiled in a month-long standstill on the Antipodean Peninsula, the mere sight of a single Ares Gunship hovering above the domicile of that regime's Chancellor led to the enemy's unconditional surrender. After Terra was united under the Emperor's rule, the Ares Gunship would then be deployed against the Imperium's enemies in the Great Crusade.
|Adeptus Custodes Forces|
|Commanders||Captain-General • Custodian Tribunate • Captain-Commander • Shield-Captain|
|Elites||Blade Champion • Hetaeron Guard • Aquilon Terminator • Ephoroi • Allarus Custodian • Custodian Warden • Vexilus Praetor • Apothecary|
|Troops||Custodian Guard • Sentinel Guard • Sagittarum Guard|
|Fast Attack||Agamatus Jetbike Squadron • Vertus Praetor • Venetari|
|Dreadnoughts||Contemptor • Contemptor-Galatus • Contemptor-Achillus • Telemon|
|Vehicles||Coronus • Caladius • Pallas • Venerable Land Raider • Rhino • Grav-Rhino • Grav-Raider • Grav-Spartan|
|Aircraft||Stormbird • Storm Eagle • Orion • Ares • Aquila Lander • Talion • Equinox Interceptor • Zenith|