Death Korps of Krieg Malcador Assault Tank at Warhammer World
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.
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.
In front of the tank is a Death Korps of Krieg mounted officer.
These photographs are of the Marching to the Front diorama by Mark Bedford and was in the display cabinets at Warhammer World.
In this Death Korps Diorama at Warhammer World were various heavy tanks and infantry. There was this Shadowsword.
The Imperial Shadowsword Super Heavy Tank is the sister tank of the more common Baneblade super-heavy tank of the Astra Militarum. The Shadowsword is a nearly identical super-heavy tank to the Baneblade with the exception of its armament and battlefield role as a Titan-killer. Armed with a massive forward-firing gun known as a Volcano Cannon the Shadowsword’s primary focus during combat is the destruction of enemy Titans.
This Malcador Infernus was part of that diorama.
The Malcador Infernus 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 fact little known even within the Imperial military.
A “crocodile” style variant of the Malcador, I do like the rear part of the vehicle I am less so sure about the main weaponry. It looks like a big flamer.
Now I know it is a big flamer, but what I mean is that it looks like an out of scale flamer, a 3-up of a standard flamer rather than an actual flamer which is big!
Across the diorama was infantry and a fair bit of snow.
Well you dress someone up and then take some photographs…
The Forgeworld Death Korps of Krieg infantry models are really excellent, well sculptured and beautifully designed.
How do you make your Death Korps of Krieg look realistic in the first place. Well it would seem that Forgeworld took one of their staff and dressed him up in some kit, a gas mask and gave him a old rifle.
Not a bad way of doing it, these are just some of the many photographs that were taken to give the poses a realistic look and feel.
Not long to go now, only two scant weeks until the hobby extravaganza that is Games Day UK at the NEC in Birmingham on Sunday September 24th; it’s by far the largest and busiest event in our calendar and Forge World will be there in force. Not only will we be taking all the stock we can cram in the back of several trucks, you will also be able to bask in the glory of the finished Manta and catch a glimpse of (and buy) many new releases and forthcoming models. Perhaps best of all, you’ll be able to get your hands on the beginnings of a new range perhaps even more talked about and desirable than anything we have done before -the Death Korps of Krieg, and your first look at this ‘resin candy’ as we’ve taken to calling it at the office is right here!
Look out for further newsletters in the run up to UK Games day for more news and updates.
Total War Unleashed! The Death Korps of Krieg Arrive
From the time we first previewed some concept sketches and mock up model at Games Day in Paris, these models have built up a stir of enthusiasm and excitement throughout the world, and since then the mock-ups and works in progress we have displayed at numerous events have only added fuel to the fire. But at last the wait is over, by following the link below you can see the finished models themselves in the shape of our first Death Korps release: Death Korps Infantry Squad Advancing. This squad set features ten complete multi-part resign miniatures dramatically posed for an aggressive advance, including a sergeant and flamer trooper, as well as backpacks and a plethora of extra gear such as grenades, bayonets and entrenching tools to personalise the squad to your own design.
Here at Forge World we are incredibly proud of the work our designers Simon Egan, Will Hayes and Mark Bedford have put in on this new range, and we think that you will agree that they are simply some of the best models we have ever produced. In fact we have deliberately blown up some of the images that follow to allow you to see the astonishing level of detail our sculptors have managed to achieve here.
Rest assured these models are only the beginning and the next few months will see the Death Korps range grow release-by-release into a full army complete with additional troop models, special weapons, heavy weapons teams, command squads, Death Riders and grenadiers as well as their own specialised armour and support. All of which will be expansively detailed in our forthcoming Imperial Armour campaign books, where they will battle against the forces of Chaos, as depicted by the recently released Renegade Militia models.
SPECIAL NOTE: As well as being available for pre-order now for release on the 9th of October, we will have a strictly limited supply available for sale at UK Games Day, if you just can’t wait for the normal release date (and why would you want to?) To avoid disappointment on the day we recommend you place a reservation order for pick up on the day (see details below).
Eldar Falcon: Swift & Deadly
As part of the renewal of the Eldar range with their forthcoming revised Codex, here at Forge World we have a few things in the pipeline to expand our existing range of kits for these ancient and deadly aliens. Available for pre-order (and in limited numbers at UK Games Day), either as a complete package with all the required plastics or as a conversion kit, our upgrade for the Falcon grav tank allows you to customise your Falcons to match the style and aesthetics of our existing models such as the Scorpion II, or simply make them stand out from the crowd with a sleeker, swifter look.
Etched In Brass
Also available to pre-order in our expanding range of popular etched brass, are new products for the Blood Angels and Space Wolves Space Marine Chapters. The symbols provide numerous opportunities for you to customise your vehicles, banners and troops with Chapter specific iconography to unique effect.
The items detailed in this newsletter (Death Korps of Krieg –Infantry Squad Advancing, Eldar Falcon conversion & complete kit and the Blood Angels and Space Wolves etched brass) are all available to pre-order now for shipping the week commencing the 9th of October.
Games Day Reservations
Forge World’s next show is the biggest and busiest of them all, Games Day UK at the NEC in Birmingham on Sunday September 24th. At a busy event like a Games Day Forge World can run out of some models very quickly, but we are happy to offer a free reservation service. Having what you want to buy from Forge World reserved for you means you don’t have to rush over first thing because we pick and pack your order a few days before the show and it is sitting waiting for you at our dedicated reservation collection point marked with a big red sign and flashing orange light. To place a reservation, just email us your name and a list of what you want to buy and we shall take care of the rest. Reservations must reach us by Monday September 18th so we have enough time to pack them up for you.
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