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. Since General Vance Motherfucking Stubbs discovered that large quantities of Baneblades are prone to going missing, armies that needs lots of tanks e.
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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.
Only a handful of Forge Worlds are allowed access to the original STC designs for these ancient and powerful war-machines, and a Mechanicus Magos may petition Mars for access to these designs for centuries or even a millennia without success.
As a result, these Forge Worlds may turn to the manufacture of the more readily available Macharius tank. A Macharius Vanquisher during the Siege of Vraks. Sometime during the middle of the 41st Millennium a Magos from the Forge World of Lucius known as Nalax discovered the partial data remnants of a long forgotten battle tank that was used during the Great Crusade. After many years of diligent study and cross-examination of ancient documents recovered deep within the archives of Lucius, Nalax was able to gather enough of the data to construct the Macharius.
Nalax went to Mars and to the High Fabricator-General for approval to begin manufacturing the Macharius. The process of approval took nearly two hundred Terran years and Nalax himself did not live to see the outcome.
After long testing and consultations with many other Forge Worlds, Lucius was finally sanctioned to start production by the Mechanicus. M41 and liberated one thousand worlds in the name of the Emperor of Mankind.
The Macharius Vanquisher's only difference from the standard Macharius tank is its main weapon. The Vanquisher Cannon is a more complex variant of the standard Imperial Battle Cannon with the most obvious difference between the two is that it is almost twice as long. The cannon uses specialised, shaped high explosive shells take down enemy tanks from afar. The use of Vanquisher Cannons makes the Macharius Vanquisher a very deadly and effective tank hunter.
Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Contents [ show ]. A Macharius Vanquisher as seen from the left side. A Macharius Vanquisher as seen from the right side. Categories :. Turret-mounted Twin-Linked Vanquisher Cannons.
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Macharius Heavy Tank