Malcador Heavy Tanks are Gen 1 Baneblades. . and under 8th ed. rules, it’s become a lot more useful and a real threat to my opponent. I pciked up a malcador for my GC after FW released that image of the various The issue I’m having is which rule set do I use for this tank. So with that said, I have decided to purchase a Malcador tank over . As one who has never seen a Malcador in action nor read the rules for it.

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Purchasing and Arming a Malcador – + ASTRA MILITARUM + – The Bolter and Chainsword

I know that you are not supposed to put individual point values for weapons and such, so if I violate any rules I am truly sorry and will edit it out upon request. Time spent shooting at it just means your chimeras will live longer to get troops in position. Necrons are difficult, but the key is just going to be forcing them to make a lot of saves, and thin their numbers before they reach you.

The article links to a book of the same name, which is available free on the website. Recognizing that the mostly-fixed-forward turret was a problem, the Adeptus Mechanicus thought up the Malcador Defender.

This sometimes bites the Imperium in the rear; during the Siege of VraksMalcadors were withdrawn from storage and pressed into battle by the traitor forces. This can mitigate the design’s inherent problems and its firepower and considerable protection can make it a valuable asset to Imperial forces for both offensive and defensive engagements.

Back to top 9 Arkaniss Posted 09 May – But even if it was fluff-wise, it’s still your army, made up of your dudes. Drop scions are great. Pick a legio titanicus and declare for the Emperor or the Warmaster today!

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In game terms, it really does deserve to have its front and side armour buffed to be on par with the Leman Russ Battle Tank. Like every other tank operated by the Imperium of Manthe Malcador comes in many flavors:. Heavy Bolters do some work, and the Malvador is no joke either. That means the rear mounted weapons you see mslcador some primaris vehicles are only positioned that way for looks despite primaris marines being made for 8th. Other that that, two hellhounds will preform better.


Competitive fank isn’t about being a jerk to your opponent, or being unsportsmanlike, even though some people view it as such both competitive players and players on the receiving end of competitive play styles. Perhaps a Militarum tempestus detachment to augment your forces and let you go seek out some key targets.

I would rather purchase Basilisk Artillery pieces over the mobile Basilisk tank. So with deep striking units like that, you need to create a buffer.

The Malcador Assault Tank is a truly ancient design dating all the way back to even the wars that consumed Terra during the Age of Strifeif anything it can be considered as the Papalith of Imperial Tanks. Like the Predator variant of the same name, the Malcador Annihilator has a set of twin-linked lascannons in its turret, though unlike the Predator, these cannons can only turn 30 degrees to either side which would later come and bite it in the ass as its immobile main turret can also prove to be a problem in a chaotic engagement where the lines of battle interpenetrate and the foe’s infantry or armor units can take advantage of the Malcador’s limited firing arc.

Or will it suffer a -1 to hit when moving because it is a heavy weapon? Burn them with holy promethieum! Unfortunately, unlike most Malcador variants, the Mechanicus suddenly went full retard and forgot, for the most part, how to construct these things.

You would think they wanted me to do work or something Welcome to The Bolter and Chainsword Register now to gain access to all of malcdaor features. Given the necessary resources and expenditures to build such an exceptional vehicle, the Dracosan was employed almost exclusively by forces configured in the Solar Auxilia pattern, whether these “regular” Excertus Imperialis units or other forces following the same order of battle, such as the household troops of certain Rogue Traders Militant or, occasionally, the elite retainers of high status Imperial Commanders.


Dumah 31 Dec Also, since this is my first time crunching numbers on this forum, I apologize if I list too much about a particular weapons profile, damage, stats, etc.

Under 7th edition the Defender wasn’t great, it was expensive and impractical. Other then the numerous problems as listed above, there is also the consideration on how much this tank gets treated in-universe as well.

Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you: Would you think that ttank be weirdly out of place? While not quite as indestructible as the famous Banebladethey indeed fulfill their role nicely as a “Light Superheavy Tank”.

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So, it’s not a stretch for regiments outside of a PDF to field Malcadors. Warhammer Reddit Directory Looking for more of a certain thing? Flammable fuel will do ok vs medium and light vehicles. That said, malcadoe tanks were never destroyed, merely stored or “moth-balled”, as the practice is also known in the real worldand even though their design is out-of-date and ill-understood, they are still made by M’khand and other Forge Worlds in limited quantities to fill the gap between demand for takn tanks and the production of “proper” super-heavies like the Baneblade.

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I love the model and want to use it effectively in my Steel Legion army. I dont think tanks gain anything from the death korps rules anyway. What they mean is that they have encountered and conquered it.