It is not widely used by Imperial armed forces at the present time and is in fact little known even within the Imperial military. In many regions of the Imperium, the Malcador passed out of common service many millennia ago. The Imperial production model of this heavy tank was named after Malcador the Sigillite , the Regent of Terra and right hand of the Emperor of Mankind during the Unification Wars , the Great Crusade , and the Horus Heresy of the late 30th and early 31st Millennia. The Imperial Malcador tank was produced by the thousands by the Forge Worlds of Mars and Voss during the beginning of the Great Crusade where it was one of the primary main battle tanks of both the Imperial Army and the Legiones Astartes. Although the Malcador was not as heavily armed as goliaths as the Baneblade or the Stormhammer , or as heavily armoured as the Land Raider , it possessed a number of advantages to its design, the principal of which was its battle speed, which was formidable for a tank of its size, thanks to its highly sophisticated, if temperamental, drive system.
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HTML mode is enabled. The Malcador is now actually somewhat good! These tanks were used to horrifying effect to defend breaches in the heretical lines during the Siege of Vraks. MiniWarGaming Wargaming Forum I felt confused by the way the rule was written in the book about taking these kinds of tanks. Posted by 30k plus 40k at When the tech-priests realized that they had run out of room for fuel tanks, they decided to put them in a trailer towed behind the tank.
The special rules make this unit a characterful one but they are not the unit multiplying rules that push you to take it. The cannons are so large that it had to malcavor mounted backwards in order for the tank to remain balanced and not dig into the dirt. BB code is On. When it needs to move again, it simply drives out forwards through the path it had already made for itself.
Sign In Register now! Unfortunately, unlike most Malcador variants, the Mechanicus suddenly went mallcador retard and forgot, for the most part, how to construct these things. That and the fact that it can deliver what amounts to a shot from a twin-linked basilisk point-blank. This is, literally, a blatant rip of the French Char B1 heavy tank, though the B1 had an actual turret.
Further exasperating its already shoddy military performance. The Malcador Heavy Tank is an ancient pattern of heavy tank, dating to the Age of Strife presumably it had some other designation before Malcador the Sigillite came around and they re-named it for him.
No registered users and 0 guests. The centralized positioning of the weapon system allows the artillery piece to remain stable while firing its weapons even when positioned on difficult terrain. That is the wargear of the beast. In the short explanation about the Annihilator it actually says: Despite this, Forge World has given it 2 Heavy Bolters in 8th Edition, likely because they just doubled the weapons of a Basilisk. The Explorator Adaptation is actually partially redundant, as Super-Heavies automatically pass Dangerous Terrain Tests, but the save against Blasts is still nice to have.
The Children Of The Dragon. 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.
One would be so darned flavorful in my Salamanders force. HH is another story though. Most 10 Related.
Malcador Heavy Tank
To be fair, during the Great Crusade it was armored enough that anything worth shooting would be within its firing arc anyway. Ambushes by lesser threats than it was meant to fight could be ignored by it, so the lack of a turret became an asset as the armored cover would protect the gun mechanisms from heavy enemy fire. It was a line-breaker after all, not an MBT. 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 Strife , if anything it can be considered as the Papalith of Imperial Tanks.
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The Malcador Infernus tank 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 pintle-mounted Heavy Stubber, rough terrain modifications, track guards, a Searchlight, and Smoke Launchers. Its only redeeming quality is that its more survivable thanks to being a super heavy vehicle, though all of its positives end there. Best Malcador? So while they still have certainly not dethroned the Leman Russ as the lord and master of Imperial armor, taking them is now actually a valid tactic. The issue is that I play unfernus games and it is just a bit too brutal to put in a standard 40K game.
Malcador Assault Tank
It is not widely used by Imperial armed forces at the present time and is in fact little known even within the Imperial military. In many regions of the Imperium, the Malcador passed out of common service many millennia ago. The Malcador Infernus variant has been mostly replaced by the faster and more reliable Hellhound in front-line Imperial Guard regiments. The Infernus is armed with a massive, vehicle-sized Flamer known as an Inferno Gun. During the Great Crusade, thousands of these war machines rolled off the production lines of both Mars and Voss.