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

My Infernus has always cleaned up in every game I’ve used it, I usually just charge it up field at my opponents biggest blob of men and watch them panic. You can supercharge and order the squad to re roll ones to hit. As Superheavies, they are totally immune to the entire vehicle damage table.

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. I am also going to assume that you roll an average of 3 for total shots. While the Defender was a Lord of War and able to split fire, that also meant it occupied that slot in the organisation chart.

Just call them heavily experienced Krieg armor. You can deep strike a 4 man command squad and tempestor prime all with plasma into rapid fire range. Two Artema Pattern Hellhounds would cost pnts, and all you’re losing is 1 strength.

Astra Militarum and friends. Being intended for service in hostile environments and even the void of space, the Dracosan needed to be absolutely air-tight as not to endanger the lives of its passengers and crew.

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Arkaniss and librisrouge like this. Yeah it is a concern.

I’m interested in getting a couple of Malcadors for my IG and for much the same reason as you! So I will be interested in the feedback from this thread. Ancient records found at the Scholastica Bellicose on the planet Mordia show that the Valdor Tank Hunter was most widely used during the Great Scouring after the Heresy, when the Imperium led the great counter-attack against the Traitor Legions, driving them all the way to the Eye of Terror.

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.

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It doesnt make sense but its easier, so for most people it works. So with deep striking units like that, you rulea to create a buffer. Its protection was greater than the ubiquitous Rhino and it is equipped with either a powerful twin-linked lascannon or a mighty demolisher cannon at the expense of some of its transport capacity. Please join us in the Warhammer community Discord malfador clicking here.

That dules, the 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 super-heavy tanks and the production of “proper” super-heavies like the Baneblade.

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This page was last modified on 17 Septemberat Maybe one Malcador isn’t enough Not bad, but even better would it be applying to all weapons.

What are some of their drawbacks and weaknesses?

Yes, I am here all the time because this is the last 40k forum I can access from work. Compared to 7th ed. And you dont really get more interesting than ludicrous amounts of heavy bolters. The Malcador tank could also 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.


I am going to assume that you are firing at a squad of 5 or more, which is D6 shots. Posted 10 May – The Malcador was seen as so outdated it was eventually replaced in Legion service by the Land Raider Proteus, and by the time of the Horus Heresy many Malcador tanks rjles been relegated to the Legions’ strategic reserves and second line Imperial Army units, only to be replaced by larger numbers of smaller, more tactically flexible tanks such as the Leman Russ and its many variants.

Back to top 14 Gibbous Posted 10 May – Is flame weaponry a better deal for Gank armies than other armies? Back to top rulles Are Verlo Posted 11 May – The Infernus or the Defender would be a great choice for spearheading infantry assaults. In 8th edition the situation is very different. Debating whether I want to pick one up myself or not. You would think they wanted me to do work or something It rles would have been a better idea to put mallcador configuration on a Urles Heavy Tank instead, though.

Some of the Legions also took it into service to support their Fellblades and Typhons.

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In addition, apparently Big Bobby G. So a bullet sponge while other units zoom around? With the Hellhounds you are also losing one point of ap, and it’s a toughness 7 chassis vs a toughness 8 chassis. In this role, the Defender’s Demolisher Cannon can be used against well-fortified positions and enemy strong-points, while its multiple Heavy Bolters can sweep areas for malfador infantry and defend the tank from a close assault.