The Malcador Infernus is a mobile fortress like its brothers, with an enormous wound count, a strong 3+ save and Toughness 8. The key feature. The Malcador Infernus tank can be outfitted with a variety of upgrades . dozen Forge Worlds across the Imperium to standards only usually. Quick Malcador Infernus question – posted in + HORUS HERESY RULES +: Is the Malcador Infernus a legal ROW legion option? At first glance.

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The Malcador Infernus is a Super Heavy tank which for a simple heavy support slot gives it a huge amount of survivability.

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Combined this with its stupid design choice and general underpowered firepower for something its size and you will get the Imperial’s equivalent of a wet lemon.

Like every other tank operated by the Imperium of Manthe Malcador comes in many flavors:. Subscribe to Our Free Newsletter.

When it needs to move again, it simply drives out forwards through the path it had already made for itself. Additionally, the Malcador Annihilator also suffers the same fate as almost every other Malcador variant.

It really depends on what you need it to do. Though it has a longer range and higher strength than the mini-Inferno Cannon used by the Hellhoundit has the unreliable engine compared to the Fast Hellhounda hull-mounted primary weapon which is disastrously impractical especially for such a close range weapon and has a tendency to explode when catastrophically damaged.

Sign In Create Account. You currently have javascript disabled. Not that the Imperium cares about tank crews’ health. 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.

Sign In Register now! 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 it less vulnerable to deep-striking assault troops.


The original stretched Russ, except it has weaker front and side armor than the Russ and its turret can’t spin all the way around. Juicy juicy options indeed! In the grim, dark future, a static tank is a dead tank, and so it has since been superseded by the more reliable and cheaper Leman Russ Battle Tank. Imperium 2 to make full use of this book and its contents. Views Read Edit View history. Plus its coupled to a super heavy with good durability and movement.

Quick Malcador Infernus question

Further exasperating its already shoddy military performance. Recognizing that the mostly-fixed-forward turret was a problem, the Adeptus Mechanicus thought up the Malcador Defender. WestRider 6 June at Unfortunately the Infernus isn’t one of the Marine options. Keep yourself backed away from it if you think it going to go down in a turn. As you already know, the Malcador’s main engine plant, a thermic combustor design that is a variant for military use of a common pattern used in industrial and agricultural machinery across the human-settled galaxy, is underpowered in relation to the Malcador’s sheer size and mass.

It was large enough to accommodate twenty troops, and heavily armored enough to protect them from intense enemy fire. Although it is rumored like always that the Minotaur is stockpiled by those greedy fucks in the thousands inside of Departmento Munitorum storehouses, only specialized siege companies of the Imperial Guard will ever get to deploy their awesome firepower.

The Malcador Defender 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 mine sweeper, a pintle-mounted Heavy Stubber, rough terrain modifications, track guards, a Searchlight, and Smoke Launchers.

Dude, that’s pretty awesome. Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

This is, literally, a blatant rip of the French Char B1 heavy tank, though the B1 had an actual turret. Plus you can take it as a HQ in an allied detachment with a tank commander. 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 the same order of battle, such as the household troops of certain Rogue Traders Militant or, occasionally, the elite retainers of high status Imperial Commanders.


As of 6th and 7th Edition however, the Malcador Heavy Tanks are now Superheavy Vehicles with 5 hull points, making them surprisingly tough. It used to 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. The Malcador was mass-produced for the Imperial Army during the Great Crusadewhere it distinguished itself from other tanks by its speed.

Thank you for your email. The massive gout of flames launched from the Inferno Gun is also effective at clearing mines, the sudden heat detonating mine fuses and making large areas safe much quicker than alternative methods.

This can mitigate infernhs 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. Due to this fact, it’s rather surprising the Kriegers don’t love them. Although the Malcador Defender is very cramped, fitting a malcasor 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.

Because yes, 40k is that ridiculous of a setting to have tanks that can be put soundly into a category like that.