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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Malcador Defender

The utility of Malcador tanks in the fluff as they were used on Vraks and questionably on the tabletop is as semi-mobile defeender. One is the fact that its primary weapon is mounted in a limited-traverse turret embrasure, while the hull’s shape and armouring further limits the firing arcs of its other weapons.

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. With supreme luck you can even pen a Land Raider. Castellan Green Malcador Defender.

Privacy policy About 1d4chan Disclaimers Mobile view. More damning to the design is its engine plant, a thermic combustor design more commonly used in agricultural and industrial machinery. 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.

But I will capture the essence dffender the game and how the Malcador Defender List performed. Terminators dealt with I degree turn my Chimera with the Meltas in, reverse it and disembark the Veterans right in front of the Land Raider.

Malcador Heavy Tank – 1d4chan

The Enginseer and Servitors will move up outside of any transports and be available for repairs — they should too dsfender out of line of sight due to being surrounded by a Super Heavy, two Chimeras and a Taurox. The Malcador ‘Infernus’ is a flamethrower tank, though its role has been largely supplanted by the faster and more reliable Hellhoundand is more often found in second-line units such as Planetary Defense Forces or relegated to civilian duties.


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 amlcador that infamous meat grinder.

In many regions of the Imperiumthe Malcador passed out of common service many millennia ago. 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. 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.

Malcador Defender List – After Action Report – 40K Blog

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 decender same order of battle, such as the household troops of certain Rogue Traders Militant or, occasionally, the elite retainers of high status Imperial Commanders.

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. Helldrake arrival with Torrent Flamer. The infantry will push up into the table devender supported by the Malcador, the Vulture with arrive and shred the biggest close combat threat — no blasts too which is good defendwr some danger close strafing runs.

The Defender was just different and felt further from a Leman Russ than the other two variants so I went for it.

As well very few Forge Worlds continue to produce Malcadors or replacement parts for them, though dsfender few exceptions exist, most notably M’Khand Secundus in the Segmentum Pacificus. 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. The resulting chemical ‘jelly’ jets out and sticks to any surface, burning with intense heat. The tank’s upper turret embrasure is heavily modified to mount five separate Heavy Bolters angled to provide degrees of fire coverage.


Due to this fact, it’s defenser surprising the Kriegers don’t love them. Whatever the case may be, by the time of the 41st Millennium the Malcador has in many areas been entirely phased out of service. But now comes the task of Defendr List.

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It used defenedr 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. Initial production runs were channeled to the elite Solar Auxiliain particular those cohorts operating against foes equipped with heavy tanks or malcadof the case of the myriad xenos enemies still infesting the stars, tank analogues.

As with the Leman Russ many variants of the Malcador have been produced over the design’s lifetime, usually to fulfill a specific task or try and overcome a flaw, though problems with the engine is something that has plagued all versions of the tank.

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. What the refender am I going to do? During the 41st Millennium the Minotaur is a rare relic of war that very few will ever see, with the number of Forge Worlds capable of producing them having dropped steadily over the last millennia.

Oh yeah, it also mounts a Demolisher Cannon in its forward hull. It probably would have been a better idea to put this configuration on a Macharius Heavy Tank instead, though.

Some Infernus tank crews will use corrosive chemicals as their ammunition instead of Promethium, turning the Malcador Infernus into an oversized Bane Wolf on steroids.

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. This can mitigate defenver design’s inherent problems and its firepower and considerable protection can make it a valuable asset to Imperial forces for both offensive and defensive engagements.