Forge World Malcador Infernus

This Malcador Infernus was part of a large diorama at Warhammer World

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!

Forge World Christmas Jigsaw Part 3 – Malcador Infernus

Well part 3 of the Forge World Christmas Jigsaw provides us with the final part and we have the Malcador Infernus.

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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!

Malcador Annihilator

A renegade Malcador Annihilator advances during the Siege of Vraks, supported by Renegade troops.

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Another example of ‘second-generation’ Baneblades, the Malcador Heavy Tank is a mobile fortress, heavily armed and armoured but slow. The ‘standard’ pattern has been altered to create several variants, each designed to fulfil a specific battlefield role. The Annihilator variant mounts a twin-linked lascannon in place of the limited-traverse Battle Cannon of the standard pattern tank, and is commonly equipped with lascannon sponsons to supplement this main armament.

Detractors of the design claim that the Malcador Annihilator falls between two roles, fulfilling neither fully as it is too large and too slow to serve as a ‘true’ tank-hunter while lacking the firepower and armour to evenly match a Baneblade in open war.

Against conventional armour, however, and in the hands of a skilled crew, the Malcador Annihilator can still prove its worth.

This is from the amazing Siege of Vraks diorama by Forge World.

See more photographs of the Malcador tank. Buy the Malcador from Forge World.

You can see all my photographs from the Forge World Open Day 2009 in this gallery.

Malcador Defender

A renegade Malcador Defender advances during the Siege of Vraks.

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Named after a mysterious figure from the Imperium’s earliest days, Malcador the Sigillite (a close advisor to the Emperor during the Battles of Unification, and the man credited with founding the Administratum of Terra), the Malcador Heavy Tank is a mobile fortress, heavily armed and armoured but slow. The Defender variant is perhaps the most common, although also the most unusual – its fixed turret mounts 5 limited-traverse Heavy Bolters, positioned to provide all-round defensive fire. The Defender crams 8 crew into a cramped interior, as it also mounts two sponson weapons and a hull-mounted Demolisher Cannon. Unsurprisingly, the Defender is perfect for the role of a breakthough tank – ably suited to close-quarters fighting, trench warfare and urban engagements in which its multiple fire-points and heavy armour excel.

This is from the amazing Siege of Vraks diorama by Forge World.

See more photographs of the Malcador tank.

You can see all my photographs from the Forge World Open Day 2009 in this gallery.

Imperial Guard Malcador Heavy Tank

 Imperial Guard Malcador Heavy Tank

Named after a mysterious figure from the Imperium’s earliest days, Malcador the Sigillite (-a close advisor to the Emperor during the Battles of Unification, and the man credited with founding the Administratum of Terra), the tank is a mobile fortress, heavily armed and armoured but slow. Mounting multiple heavy bolters for all-round defence, side-sponson weapons and a demolisher cannon in a limited-traverse hull mount.

Death Korps of Krieg Imperial Guard Malcador Heavy Tank in winter camouflage. In the display cabinets at GamesDay 2008. Beautifully painted and constructed.

More photographs of the Imperial Guard Malcador Heavy Tank.