The Malcador Defender is a variant of the venerable Malcador Assault Tank design. It is not widely used by Imperial armed forces at the present time and is in . My Malcador is now built. I just need to magnetise the sponsons and paint it. This list should its first outing on Tuesday, December 6th. It will be. be as in depth as it could be with turn-by-then rolls. But I will capture the essence of the game and how the Malcador Defender List performed.

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Sign In Don’t have an account? 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 hidden infantry and defend the tank from a close assault. The Malcador dates back to the early years of the Imperium, although exactly when is a matter of mystery even to the Adeptus Mechanicus.

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.

The Malcador Defender is arguably the most effective of the Malcador tank variants. It is not widely used by Imperial armed forces at the present time and is in fact little known even within the Imperial military.

The Chaos Spawn just ran around their end assaulting and killing everything. The utility of Malcador tanks in the fluff as they were used on Vraks and questionably on the tabletop is as semi-mobile bunkers.

We played Dwfender Points so no objectives. While not quite as indestructible as the famous Banebladethey indeed fulfill their role nicely as a “Light Superheavy Tank”.

The primary weapon system, a massive Twin-linked Earthshaker Cannon, is housed in a wide, centralized axis point, and features a complex hydraulic recoil suppression system. It should allow my Veterans to get up and dug into the table centre before the stuff really hits the fan. The tank retains the original’s sponson-mounted weapons but like the Malcador Annihilator it replaces the hull-mounted Heavy Bolter with a Demolisher Cannon.


Given the necessary resources and expenditures to build such an exceptional vehicle, the Dracosan was employed almost exclusively by forces configured in sefender 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.

All of this means that the Dedender became immune to all forms of penetrations except for ‘Explodes! While powerfully effective against enemy infantry, this huge flamer is also an effective mine-clearing device, using the sudden heat to detonate the explosives’ fuses. It is known that Malcador Tank is a favourite vehicle of the Death Korps of Kriegwho look past the limited fields of fire of its weapons, appreciating it for its monstrous heavy armour and firepower – which mostly suited to the assault style of the Death Korps.

The Melta Veterans and Land Raider before its popped. The Malcador ‘Annihilator’ is thought to be a field refit of battle-damaged or incomplete Malcadors, replacing the Battle Cannon with twin-linked Lascannons and the hull-mounted Heavy Bolter with a Demolisher Cannon. Somewhat larger and heavier than the more familiar and versatile Leman Russ, the Malcador’s bulk and heavy layers of armour plating gives it improved durability.

In many regions of the Imperiumthe Malcador passed out of common service many millennia ago. While perfectly serviceable in its normal roles the engine is underpowered in malcado to the Malcador’s size and weight and can be more easily knocked out by enemy fire. But its Lascannons are long range so I am hoping to knock out some armour as I roll up the table, even Crew Shaken or Crew Stunned results on enemy vehicles will be of benefit.

Welcome to Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum! Terminators dealt with I degree turn my Chimera with the Meltas in, reverse it and disembark the Veterans right malcadoor front of the Land Raider. A hull point was taken from a Land Speeder it was also shaken and a single Cultist was killed.

Although apologies that this might not be as in depth as it could be with turn-by-then rolls. Because yes, 40k is that ridiculous of a setting to have tanks that can be put soundly into a category like that.

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The reversed Chimera is in the background as the Bikes ready their charge. When it needs to move again, it simply drives out forwards through the path it had already made for itself. The latter is interesting while malcaxor former is meaningless? However, they can not be taken in Squadrons and have Forge World’s inferior version of Grinding Advance, which simply eliminates the BS penalty for firing the Demolisher cannon that the Annihilator and Defender carry.

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 defrnder else is crunch that pretty accurately matches the fluff.

The few Malcadors that remain in the Emperor of Mankind ‘s service have been relegated to the Departmento Munitorum ‘s strategic reserve, to defemder arsenals of second-line Planetary Defwnder Forces or are maintained in active service only by a few units of the Astra Militarum due to ancient tradition.

Heavy Bolter 2 x Heavy Flamers. These tanks were used to horrifying effect to defend breaches in the heretical lines during the Siege of Vraks. It is more common in many Imperial armories than the standard heavy tank upon which it is based.

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From Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum. The Malcador Defender variant of the Malcador Assault Tank replaces the standard tank’s limited-traverse turret embrasure-mounted Battle Cannon with five Heavy Bolters.

The Minotaur was designed as a forward deployment fire support vehicle, and this is proven by the Minotaur’s outfitting with an unusual amount of heavy armor and the vehicle’s extreme durability. Unfortunately, unlike most Malcador variants, the Mechanicus suddenly went full retard and forgot, for the most part, how nalcador construct these things.