Khador: Kommander Andrei Malakov Gets It Done

The official model release of Malakov 2 is out.  Check out this ruthless Khador caster and what makes him tick.

Who is Malakov?

Malakov is all about getting the job done and he doesn’t care if his troops die in the process. If you like dirty tactics and a non caring attitude about your models surviving then Malakov is the Khador caster for you.  He comes with +28 battle group points and a bunch of sneaky exploits and interactions to get the enemy beaten down.

What Does Malakov2 Do?

Malakov has a decent DEF15 but, his armor is kinda low at only 14.  This really only matters if he is getting melee’d to death or some big blast templates land to close to him.

He is armed with a RNG12 POW12 Handcannon for pot shots and a POW12 sword for clearing infantry close by.

Sucker: Friendly warrior models take ranged attacks instead of Malakov.  Poor winterguard never get any love haha.

Battle Plans:

Malakov can give warrior models special abilities if he is close by aka 5″ away.

  •   Fighting Dirty: Gives the knockdown ability on the models next attack.  This can be pretty strong on an single Uhlan or a pikemen with combined melee attack that has a high chance of hitting.  You can setup shooting assassinations by knocking down the model you want to kill.
  • Sneak: Gives Prowl.  Decent on Khador outriders that provide their own concealment.  Harder to use unless forests are abundant.  If you bring along Greylords you can kind of stealth Uhlans or a Drahkun.
  • Throat Cutter: Gives Backstab.  This is pretty strong on Eliminators who can easily get to the back arcs.  It can also be pretty powerful during big clashes of battle lines where back arcs eventually open up.

Spells:

  • Escort: Helps with Khador speed and Malakov’s low armor.
  • Razor Wind: Decent ranged nuke
  • Tactical Supremacy: Useful on ranged attack models or pikemen.
  • Veil of Mists: Great way to set up backstabs or give out pathfinder.

Feat: Poison Pill

If you load up on the battlegroup this can be dirty.  Gives a way for warjacks and Malakov to take a hit and run away.  Being immune to knockdown is pretty powerful as well.

What is a Good List for Malakov?

This list makes use of the knockdown threats and prowl granting of Malakov.

Khador Army – 75 / 75 points

(Malakov 2) Kommander Andrei Malakov [+28]
– Behemoth [25]
Man-O-War Drakhun [9]
Greylord Ternion [7]
Iron Fang Pikemen (max) [15]
– Iron Fang Pikemen Officer & Standard [4]
Iron Fang Uhlans (max) [20]
Kayazy Eliminators [5]
Kayazy Eliminators [5]
Winter Guard Mortar Crew [5]
Winter Guard Mortar Crew [5]

Revenant’s Final Thought

Malakov has been around for awhile with his pre-release.  He can be fun to play with and against.  He doesn’t do anything back breaking like Sorcha or Butcher so isn’t really seen as a top dog.  He is an average bloke with decent potential.

Final Grade: C+

 

~What do you think of Malakov2 Have you faced this deceiving warcaster on the battlefield?  Tell us in your comments below!

 

  • Decent caster, TERRIBLE model. Whoever posed this and Jakes2 needs to have their CAD priveleges revoked until they’ve taken some remedial classes on how humans move.

    • Jay Barton

      I think it would be fine if he wasn’t standing at attention. A little more dynamism never kills.

    • marxlives

      I agree, he is ugly as heck, put if you want to get down, you got to bring him to the dance. The aesthetic is tough to field when you have so many great looking options in the way of warcasters.

    • Coltcabunny

      Made my own from the old Cadian colonel model. Looks far better if I say so myself. http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3d9c6f4d5348ffd0f3aa392ed363095ec90fcf5d24378340d9a40078bb021b27.jpg

      • Hawt Dawg

        I don’t like how he defy gravity…

        • Coltcabunny

          Yeah, not sure why it’s upside down. Maybe it’s feat turn so he can’t be knocked down.

    • Hawt Dawg

      Or he could star in a SW prequel…

  • dekere17

    Do you just choose not to use theme lists on principle?