Malcador Heavy Tank

The Malcador Assault Tank, also known as the Malcador Heavy Tank is a venerable pattern of armoured vehicle that predates the Leman Russ tank in the Imperium of Man’s service. It is not widely used by Imperial armed forces at the present time and is in fact little known even within the Imperial military.

This Malcador Heavy Tank was in the display cabinets at Warhammer World.

Malcador Heavy Tank
Malcador Heavy Tank

In many regions of the Imperium, the Malcador passed out of common service many millennia ago. The few Malcadors that remain in the Emperor of Mankind’s service have been relegated to the Departmento Munitorum’s strategic reserve, to the arsenals of second-line Planetary Defence Forces or are maintained in active service only by a few units of the Imperial Guard due to ancient tradition.

I have to say I’ve always liked this tank, the Great War feel certainly adds to the overall look to the model.

Epic Manticore

The Manticore, also known as the Manticore Rocket Launcher, is a self-propelled rocket artillery piece used by the Astra Militarum that is based on a variant of the Chimera armoured personnel carrier chassis.

This Manticore was painted many years ago for Epic 40000 (so well before Epic Armageddon as well).

Epic Manticore
Epic Manticore

These were quite fiddly models to glue together. I remember getting the rockets stuck on my fingers a few times…

Epic Manticore
Epic Manticore

It was a pity that when we finally saw the 40K scale version, it wasn’t anything like this.

Game of Cityfight

Updated photographs of a Cityfight game from many years ago…

Ork Shooty Boyz defend some ruins in an Imperial City during a Warhammer 40000 Cities of Death game.
Ork Shooty Boyz defend some ruins in an Imperial City during a Warhammer 40000 Cities of Death game.
Ork Shooty Boyz defend some ruins in an Imperial City during a Warhammer 40000 Cities of Death game.
Ork Shooty Boyz defend some ruins in an Imperial City during a Warhammer 40000 Cities of Death game.
Ruins of an Imperial City
Ruins of an Imperial City
Grot Big Gunz in the ruins of an Imperial building.
Grot Big Gunz in the ruins of an Imperial building.
Ork Shooty Boyz advance through the ruins of an Imperial City during a Warhammer 40000 Cities of Death game.
Ork Shooty Boyz advance through the ruins of an Imperial City during a Warhammer 40000 Cities of Death game.
Ork Shooty Boyz advance through the ruins of an Imperial City during a Warhammer 40000 Cities of Death game.
Ork Shooty Boyz advance through the ruins of an Imperial City during a Warhammer 40000 Cities of Death game.
Ork Shooty Boyz defend some ruins in an Imperial City during a Warhammer 40000 Cities of Death game.
Ork Shooty Boyz defend some ruins in an Imperial City during a Warhammer 40000 Cities of Death game.
Cityfight game in progress
Cityfight
Cityfight game in progress
Grot Big Gunz
Space Marine Whirlwind
Space Marine Whirlwind
Ork Shooty Boyz defend some ruins in an Imperial City during a Warhammer 40000 Cities of Death game.
Ork Shooty Boyz defend some ruins in an Imperial City during a Warhammer 40000 Cities of Death game.

 

Airfix Supacat Coyote and Jackal

Airfix preview video for A06302 Supacat Coyote A05301 Supacat Jackal.

You may recall from a previous blog post that I thought they would make for really nice Imperial Guard armoured vehicles. As they are 1/48th scale they would fit very well with the 25/28mm size of the Imperial Guard. Of course with some ramshackle additions they would also make for some really nice Ork vehicles too.

Imperial Manticore

The Manticore is a mobile multiple rocket launcher variant built on the Chimera chassis. The launcher is capable of firing a variety of rockets, from standard high explosive fragmentation warheads to oxyphosphur incendiary warheads, from air-gas to surface-to-air interceptor missiles.

From the Forge World displays at GamesDay 2007.

Imperial Guard Hydra

Hydra Flak Tank
Hydra Flak Tank

This impressive Imperial Guard Hydra was from the Forge World display cabinets at GamesDay 2007.

The Hydra’s main role is defending mobile Imperial Guard attacks from the unwanted attentions of enemy aircraft. Even in the abscence of airborne threats, the Hydra’s long barrelled auto-cannons are still a potent weapon against lighter vehicles and infantry.

"Ork Buildings" – Airfix Preview 2012

So there I was looking through the Airfix preview for 2012 when I saw two models of desert buildings and immediately thought they would make for really nice scenery for Warhammer 40K.

As they are 1/48th scale they would fit very well with the 25/28mm size of models for Warhammer 40K.

Of course with some ramshackle additions they would make for some really nice Ork buildings, though I think they would also work as Tallarn style desert buildings.

Knowing Airfix, we probably won’t see these in the flesh until the latter part of 2012, but they do have potential.