The Macharius and its variants are often referred to as "Second-Generation" Baneblades. The Macharius is larger than the standard Leman Russ Tank but smaller than the Baneblade it was built to replace when none are available. Macharius tanks are built by Adeptus Mechanicus Forge Worlds that are eager to secure large military contracts, but do not posses the Standard Template Construct STC designs which are needed to manufacture super-heavy battle tanks such as the Baneblade or Shadowsword. Many Forge Worlds even lack partial STC designs for these tanks and are unable to create any of their lesser variants such as the Stormblade and Stormsword.
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This datasheet has Lords of War Battlefield Role. Heavy weapons are the biggest and deadliest guns on the battlefield, but require reloading, careful set-up or bracing to fire at full effect. Rapid Fire weapons are versatile weapons capable of aimed single shots at long range or controlled bursts of fire at close quarters.
Army List. Datasheets collated. Dedicated Transport. Fast Attack. Heavy Support. Lords of War. Death Korps of Krieg — Macharius Vanquisher. A Macharius Vanquisher is a single model equipped with a Macharius vanquisher cannon, a twin heavy stubber and two heavy stubbers. Heavy 3. Heavy D6. Heavy 1. Heavy 2D6. Heavy 2. Roll two dice when inflicting damage with this weapon and discard the lowest result.
Rapid Fire 2. Heavy 6. Explodes : If this model is reduced to 0 wounds, roll a D6 before removing it from the battlefield.
Smoke Launchers : Once per game, instead of shooting any weapons in the Shooting phase , this model can use its smoke launchers; if it does so, until your next Shooting phase your opponent must subtract 1 from any hit rolls that target it. It can, except when firing Overwatch , also still fire its weapons if enemy units are within 1" of it however, its macharius vanquisher cannon must target units that are more than 1" away.
In addition, this model only gains a bonus to its save in cover if at least half of the model is obscured from the bearer. This model does not suffer the penalty to hit rolls for moving and firing Heavy weapons. Heavy bolter used in following datasheets: HQ. Heavy flamer used in following datasheets: HQ. Heavy stubber used in following datasheets: HQ. Hunter-killer missile used in following datasheets: HQ. Storm bolter used in following datasheets: HQ.
Twin heavy stubber used in following datasheets: Heavy Support. Mortal Wounds. Falling Back. Terrain and Cover. Faction Rules. When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below:.
Macharius Heavy Tank
The pattern itself is actually much older. It is part of a class of tanks known as "second-generation Baneblades " -- since the Adeptus Mechanicus keeps a very tight hold on the Baneblade STC patterns, supply is extremely limited. Other Forge Worlds try to fill the gap in super-heavy tank demand by building heavy tanks of the Macharius and Malcador families. Though it is less durable and possesses less firepower than the Baneblade, it is also substantially less expensive in the fluff and more common.