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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Due to this fact, it’s rather surprising the Kriegers don’t love them. So your opponent will often aim most of his anti-tank weapons at the Defender, rather than directing them at your Leman Russ tanks, even though the Leman Russ tanks would be easier to dispose of and the Defender is only marginally bigger threat, so the Defender will likely improve the survivability of your other tanks.

To understand what the competitive mindset is all about, start here with this article that describes what playing to win is and isn’t. Back to top 16 Bmseifer Posted 10 May – So a bullet sponge while other units zoom around? So with deep striking units like that, you need to create a buffer. Its sponson weapons angles are dreadful, its main gun has limited traverse, it actually has worse armour values than the Leman Russ as said beforeits overpriced for what it brings, and it has the chance to immobilize itself whenever it moves, which if nothing else is crunch that pretty accurately matches the fluff.

Although the Malcador Defender is very cramped, fitting a large crew of 8 into its tightly-packed and blazingly hot hull, it is as prone to engine problems as the other variants of the Malcador tank, and its battlefield role means that it seldom operates far from support or resupply.

Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. Time spent shooting at it just means your chimeras will live longer to get troops in position. I might get a Malcador with a battle cannon somewhere down the line. When it needs to move again, it simply drives out forwards through the path it had already made for itself.


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I, on the other hand, truly know no fear. The Malcador Defender can be outfitted with a variety of upgrades and attachments, such as Camouflage Netting, Extra Armour Plating, an improved communications system, a Hunter-Killer Missile Launcher, a mine sweeper, a pintle-mounted Heavy Stubber, rough terrain modifications, track guards, a Searchlight, and Smoke Launchers.

Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. It is more common in many Imperial armories than the standard heavy tank upon which it is based. The original stretched Russ, except it has weaker front and side armor than the Russ and its turret can’t spin all the way malcdor.

Back to top 9 Arkaniss Posted 09 May – While the autohit makes it easy, the amount of shots per se is a little tricky. Debating whether I want to pick one up myself or not. The Malcador Annihilator was originally conceived as a field modification carried out on battle-damaged or unfinished production hulls intended to “up-gun” the tank’s weaponry and extend its battlefield utility.

I’m interested in getting a couple of Malcadors for my IG and for much the same reason as you! I bought it on impulse, after a friend kept telling me to get more Lascannons so I bought the biggest one I could get. 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. Flammable fuel will do ok vs medium and light vehicles.

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The only real change from 7th ed. It’s understanding and playing within a rule set and attempting to be as competitive as possible within that structure. My friend and I played a narrative game this past Christmas where he controlled Guard and Custodes trying to protect an LZ from a massive horde of Poxwalkers and Typhus gotta love zombie apocalypse games!

I know that this really hurts in terms of points and utility, but I figured that if I was going to sell all my earthly possessions to field a DKoK army I want my army to look impressive on the table and capture the grinding trench war aesthetic. You can deep strike a 4 man command squad and tempestor prime all with plasma into rapid fire range. They were generally deployed to lead advances against enemy forces occupying especially dense terrain, such as trench lines, city ruins or heavily forested areas.


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.

By the time of the 41st Millennium, however, the Adeptus Mechanicus have lost all knowledge of how the engine works so they get extra finickiness while moving the same speed as every other tank.

During the Siege of Vraks the 88th Siege Army’s intelligence officers believed that there was no more than 30 Valdor tanks stored inside of Txnk Prime’s vast Departmento Munitorum storehouses, and these tanks were malcaxor utilised by the Vraksian Traitor Militia until much later in that infamous meat grinder.

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Tyr you are absolutely right. Back to top 12 Tyr13 Posted 09 May – Under 7th edition the Defender wasn’t great, it was expensive and impractical. Heavy Bolters do some work, and the Demolisher is no joke either.