The Kataphraktoi are one of the warrior-castes within the Adeptus Custodes.
The Kataphraktoi served as the fast attack and reconnaissance units of the Custodes, operating most frequently in Agamatus Jetbike Squadrons or Vertus Praetors. In battle these formations would behave as the cavalry units of old: raiding the enemy, exploiting weak points, and acting as special response units. The Kataphraktoi also operate the Custodes fighters and gunships.
Among the Kataphraktoi the most popular jetbikes were the Paragon pattern and Gyrfalcon Pattern.
The Cataphract were a famous type of Central Asian cavalry.
|Command||Captain-General • Custodian Tribunate • Shield-Captain|
|Elites||Hetaeron Guard • Aquilon Terminator • Ephoroi • Allarus Custodian • Custodian Warden • Vexilus Praetor|
|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 • Orion • Ares • Aquila Lander • Talion • Equinox Interceptor • Zenith|