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

Back to top 12 Tyr13 Posted 09 May – Though it has a longer range and higher strength than the mini-Inferno Cannon used by the Hellhoundit mzlcador the unreliable engine compared to the Fast Hellhounda hull-mounted primary weapon which is disastrously impractical especially for such a close range weapon and has a tendency to explode when catastrophically damaged.

Additionally as a light super heavy they allow to use superheroes rules without your opponent wanting to strangle you for bringing a baneblade to a friendly game. Knock yourself out – with the opening of the Cicatrix Maledictum, there’s probably no such thing as an “obsolete tank.

Your ad malcadlr, right now: With the Hellhounds you are also losing one point of ap, and it’s a toughness 7 chassis vs a toughness 8 chassis. Skies 28 Dec Other that that, two hellhounds will preform better.

While not quite rulrs indestructible as the famous Banebladethey indeed fulfill their role nicely as a “Light Superheavy Tank”. Ironically, if one was to replace the top casemate with an actual turret like the one on the Russuse the alternate box sponsons the Valdor and Infernus use and fix the engine, the Malcador would become a perfectly serviceable Heavy Tank for the Guard, becoming the Panzer IV to the Russes Panzer III.


The centralized positioning of the weapon system allows the artillery piece to remain stable while firing its weapons even when positioned on difficult terrain. Back to top 14 Gibbous Posted 10 May – Another way would be to simply slide the landraider sideways like a big slowed hovercraft full of eels.

Malcador Heavy Tank

Like the Macharius Heavy Tankit resembles an oversized Leman Russ Battle Tankbut while the Macharius resembles a Russ that has been cut and extended in the middle, the Malcador looks like someone at Forge World made a Russ out of silly putty and stretched it.

But T7 is almost a benefit becuase you want it twnk go booom!

A little background first: Compared to 7th ed. These beasts were not driven by hunger, they were insane, driven to madness by their own uniqueness. 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.

I am a newcomer to the tabletop game, having really on started playing seriously since 8th edition. Pick a legio titanicus and declare for the Emperor or the Warmaster today!

Purchasing and Arming a Malcador – + ASTRA MILITARUM + – The Bolter and Chainsword

Castellan-class robot – Cataphract-class robot – Colossus-class robot Conqueror-class robot – Crusader-class robot – Scyllax-class robot Thanatar-class robot – Vultarax stratos-automata. Nothing says Guard like a whole bunch of dakka right? Why not simply bring a Catachan spearhead with a tank commander hq? 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.


In addition, apparently Big Bobby G.

Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. Would fielding Malcador-type tanks on away-armies be “Unfluffy”? 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.

Still, against other, more conventional armored vehicles when it is part of a larger offensive force, the Malcadoe Annihilator can still prove its worth in the hands of a skilled crew. WarhammerCompetitive submitted 10 months ago by LonelyGoats. Burn them with holy promethieum! Drop scions are rulws. 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.

All of this means that the Malcador became immune to all forms of penetrations except for ‘Explodes!

A case for Malcador Tanks in 8th? : WarhammerCompetitive

As Danny pointed out, the Infernus autohits at 2D6. I know that some bad luck was involved in those series of events, but it is amazing the difference between BS 3 and BS 4 when it comes to the lascannon and getting the return out of your investment. Looking for more of a certain thing? It probably would have been a better idea to put this configuration on a Macharius Heavy Tank instead, though.