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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Got to lay in the infantry on thick right? That and the fact that it can deliver what amounts to a shot from a twin-linked basilisk point-blank. Roll them into your fortified gun line, let their forward mounted weapon savage the enemy, and with Lady Luck and Admiral Awesome on your side, your Malcadors and any supporting forces will peel back to another fortified position before the enemy can dish out too much retaliation.
It used to be quite good during the Horus Heresy, as its advanced engine made it Fast, and it could mount a Demolisher Cannon and fire its main cannon at full BS and make a Flat Out move.
It is well-suited to close-quarters combat, trench warfare and urban warfare engagements. While this attempt to increase the Malcador’s versatility by allowing it to perform in an anti-tank role against both regular deffnder Super-Heavy Tanks is admirable, it remains too large and too slow to be a true “tank hunter” and lacks the durability or endurance to challenge true heavyweights like the Baneblade in open battle.
Transforming its role into that of a breakthrough tank, the Malcador ‘Defender’ is a mobile fortress well-suited to close-quarters combat during urban and trench warfare, with the Demolisher used against malcdor strongpoints and fortifications.
They were generally deployed to lead advances against enemy forces occupying especially dense terrain, such as trench lines, city ruins or heavily forested areas. The Chaos Spawn just ran around their end assaulting and killing everything.
Further exasperating its already shoddy military performance. The resulting chemical ‘jelly’ jets out and sticks to any surface, burning with intense heat. Retrieved from ” http: Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Welcome to Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum!
When it needs to move again, it simply drives out forwards through the path it had already made for itself. Finally some snaps of the Malcador on the production line… the more I look malcadro this thing the more and more I want another and another! But now comes the task of The List.
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As a result, they are rarely deployed amongst the Imperial Guard’s armored regiments. 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 malcwdor the Annihilator and Defender carry.
The Melta Veterans and Land Raider before its popped.
This reduces its performance and provides very poor fuel efficiency. For anti-armor, they kept the hull-mounted Degender Cannon. Things are getting really close and messy. By the time of the Horus Heresy many Malcador tanks had been relegated to strategic reserves and second line Imperial Army units, replaced by newer and more powerful designs, although the demands of the galaxy-wide civil war soon brought them back into the fray, while their availability drfender them used as test-beds for a variety of new variants designed to plug gaps in supply and resource.
Unfortunately, unlike most Malcador variants, the Mechanicus suddenly went full retard and forgot, for the most part, how to construct these things. I was allied with Maclador — a player dropped out so the three of us that remained had to make do with what we had brought and the lists we had to hand.
The Mslcador 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.
Even though it looks goofy, and still has an unreliable engine, this design choice makes it the only tank stronger in the rear than in the front, leaving it less vulnerable to deep-striking assault troops. That the tank seldom operates far from resupply or support helps mitigates some of the original design’s failings. Combined this with its stupid design choice and general underpowered firepower for something its size and you will get the Imperial’s equivalent of a wet lemon.
In many regions of the Imperiumthe Malcador passed out of common service many millennia ago. Additionally, the Malcador Annihilator also suffers the same fate as almost every other Malcador variant.
What the heck am I going to do? While well-armed and durable the tank does suffer from several limitations. 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. 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.
With supreme luck you can even pen a Land Raider. 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 should have done with the Malcador what I planned on doing with it, drive it into the middle of the table — so it can use all its weapons it bristles with guns from all sides. The Dracosan was a common sight in the 30th Millennium, being manufactured under compact by several dozen Forge Worlds across the Imperium to standards only usually required of war machines destined for service with the Legiones Astartes.
Despite this, Forge World has given it 2 Heavy Bolters in 8th Edition, likely because they just doubled the weapons of a Basilisk. The overall shape of the tank reduces the traversing range of its sponson and hull weapons, producing a limited arc of fire due to its heavy armour plating and reinforced weapons mounts. I did three wounds and they failed two of their saves!
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Still, against other, more conventional armored vehicles when it is part of a larger offensive force, the Malcador Annihilator can still prove its worth in the hands of a skilled crew. 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 Vraks Prime’s vast Departmento Munitorum storehouses, and these tanks were not utilised by the Vraksian Traitor Militia until much later in that infamous meat grinder.
A big blog of mechanised mayhem for the enemy to deal with. The additional weaponry does require a larger crew, with eight troopers crammed into the tight, sweltering hull, and defeneer the commander to double as a heavy bolter gunner.
It got at least two Explodes results both of which just ended up taking a single hull point each.
Of all the variants, the Valdor is perhaps the rarest and most expensive of them all. This is, literally, a blatant rip of the French Malcadr B1 heavy tank, though the B1 had an actual turret.