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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Unfortunately, its drive was always temperamental at best, and between the loss of knowledge that occurred during the Horus Heresy and ten thousand years of repair and attempted retrofitting, the Malcador of the 41st Millennium is no defnder than any other tank and prone to engine malfunction, represented in-game as a fifty-fifty chance of being completely immobilized rather than slowed down by engine damage.
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 defendder moves, which if nothing else is crunch that pretty accurately matches the fluff. While this attempt to increase the Malcador’s versatility by allowing it to perform in an anti-tank role against both regular and 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.
Malcador Defender List – After Action Report
My Malcador is now built. The tank is commonly thought to be named after Malcador the Sigilliteknown to have been a close adviser to the Emperor and for creating the Administratum. Whatever the case may decender, by the time of the 41st Millennium the Malcador has in many areas been entirely phased out of service.
Due to this fact, it’s rather surprising the Kriegers don’t love them. 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 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.
This sometimes bites the Imperium in the rear; during the Siege of VraksMalcadors were withdrawn from storage and pressed into battle by the traitor forces. It is well-suited to close-quarters combat, trench warfare and urban warfare engagements.
It was large enough to accommodate twenty troops, and heavily armored defendeg to protect them from intense enemy fire. Of course, the current rendition of it sets the Malcador’s unit type as “Superheavy, Fast Tank”, which is hilariously redundant.
What the heck am I going to do?
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Sign In Don’t have an account? The overall shape of the tank reduces defrnder traversing range of its sponson and hull weapons, producing a limited arc of fire due to its heavy armour plating and reinforced weapons mounts. Welcome to Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum! Some unscrupulous commanders have taken to replacing the promethium with corrosive chemicals and dedender gases, turning the vehicle into a deadly toxic sprayer.
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.
The tank’s upper turret embrasure is heavily modified to mount five separate Heavy Bolters angled to provide degrees of fire coverage. That and the fact that it can deliver what amounts to a shot from a twin-linked basilisk point-blank.
A couple of people asked for a battle report for this list — so here I am, fulfilling that request. 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. With supreme luck you can even pen a Land Raider.
The Terminators however moved up in their Land Raider, spilled out and charged my Taurox containing my Veterans with three Flamers. 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.
The cannons are so large that it had to be mounted backwards in order for the tank to remain balanced and not dig into the dirt.
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 mallcador less vulnerable to deep-striking assault troops.
The Minotaur’s deck layout is also unusual, as everything from the engine and drive systems to the weapon and ammunition storage is spaced out evenly over the entire superstructure.
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Due to the nature of its armaments, it is well-suited to close-quarters combat, trench warfare and urban warfare engagements. The Malcador Annihilator was originally conceived as a field modification carried out on battle-damaged or unfinished production hulls intended to “up-gun” the tank’s weaponry and extend its battlefield utility.
When operating as part of a wider offensive though the Malcador ‘Annihilator’ can still prove its worth in the hands of a skilled crew. The Malcador Defender can be outfitted with a variety of upgrades and attachments, such as Camouflage DefendeeExtra Armour Platingan improved communications system, malcqdor Hunter-Killer Missile Launchera mine sweeper, a pintle-mounted Heavy Stubberrough terrain modifications, track guards, a Searchlightand Smoke Launchers.
So despite the loss and the terrible shooting of the Malcador I was fairly pleased defemder the list. Thought to be older than the venerable Leman Russthe Malcador is intended to fulfill the same Main Battle Tank role despite its larger size.
Although the Malcador Defender is very cramped, fitting a large crew of 8 into its tightly-packed and blazingly hot hull, it is as prone to engine problems as the other variants of the Malcador tank, and its battlefield role means that it seldom operates far from support or resupply. Many armory worlds still have large stocks of Malcador fefender on hand in case they are needed for an urgent engagement, and they are still used by second-line forces such as garrison regiments and Planetary Defence Forces.
Got to lay in the infantry on thick right? Your ad here, right now: 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 Defenxer results on enemy vehicles will be of benefit.
This is now even stupider with the release of the Carnodonwhich is from the same era as the Malcador and basically it’s Medium Tank equivalent, yet manages to have both these. A heavily armed and armored carrier, the Dracosan was large enough to accommodate a fully strength Solar Auxilia Infantry Tercio of twenty auxiliaries, and heavily armored enough to protect them from all but the most intense of enemy fire.