86K-a “Bardiche”

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This article is considered accurate for the current version (1.54) of the game.

Unlike the 85-series, the Bardiche sports a heavier, more durable build and is fitted with a coaxial heavy machinegun along with a powerful, short-barrelled 68mm turret. Modern Kraunian engineering allows for a fast reload, making it an ideal tool to combat enemy armour.
In-game description.

The 86K-a “Bardiche” (also known as a Bard) is a Colonial Assault Tank specially designed for close-range tank fights. It is equipped with a 68mm short-barrel AT main cannon and a 12.7mm coaxial machine gun.

General Info


The 86K-a “Bardiche” houses a crew of three soldiers:

  • Driver (Seat 1)
    • Controls the movement of the vehicle, and can see the remaining fuel in the vehicle
  • Cannoneer (Gunner) (Seat 2)
    • Controls the movement, reloading, and firing of the 68mm main cannon
  • Commander/Machine Gunner (Seat 3)
    • Controls the reloading, and firing of the 12.7mm machine gun
    • Capable of directing the crew, as well as giving them a better overview of the battlefield
    • Can open up the hatch by pressing E, which allows the player to use their secondary, such as binoculars


The 86K-a “Bardiche” is equipped with two main armaments:

  • 12.7mm Coaxial Machine Gun
    • Attached to the turret (80 degree firing arc)
    • Ammo Used: 12.7mm
    • Reload Duration: 5.5 seconds
    • Effective Range: 35 meters
    • Maximum Range: 40 meters
    • Fire Rate: 200 rounds per minute
    • Magazine Size: 75 rounds
    • Accuracy: okay
    • Stability: Loses accuracy during long bursts
  • 68mm Short-Barrel Cannon
    • Mounted on the turret (can rotate 360 degrees, turns 20° per second)
    • Ammo Used: 68mm
    • Reload Duration: 3.5 seconds per projectile
    • Range: 35 meters
    • Fire Rate: 10.9 per minute


It has 1 inventory slot and a dedicated ammo slot that can hold 40 68mm shells and 30 12.7mm magazines.

Health & Armor

The 86K-a “Bardiche” has 4000 HP and is disabled under 30% health. It has "Heavy Armor" resistance: it can soak small arms fire, shrapnel, and 12.7mm machine guns, and it is immune to Flamethrowers. But heavy explosives and anti-tank weaponry are a real threat to it.
It has subsystems that have a chance to be disabled by heavy explosives and anti-tank weaponry if hit specifically: Tracks: 25% (Anti-Tank Mines always disable them), Fuel Tank: 25%, Turret/Cannon: 15%.
It has Tank Armor. With it, in best case scenario, penetrating projectiles only have a 23% chance of penetrating and doing damage. That chance goes up quickly if the armor is worn or if it is shot from up close, or on the side or rear from a direct angle, or with ammo that has penetration bonuses.
It takes 170 Basic Materials to fully repair it from 1% to 100% health with a Hammer. Its health, subsystems, and Tank Armor can be instantly repaired at a Garage for 100 Basic Materials.


Structure Input(s) Output Time
Garage 165 x Refined Materials Refined Materials.png  86K-a “Bardiche” 86K-a Bardiche Vehicle Icon.png 165 Hammer hits
Mass Production Factory 495 x Refined Materials Refined Materials.png Crate of 3 x  86K-a “Bardiche” 86K-a Bardiche Vehicle Icon.png 02:17:30

Must be fully researched in the Vehicle IconFilterVehicle.png Tech Tree in order to be produced.

Storage & Transport

The 86K-a “Bardiche” can be stored in a Storage Depot, Seaport or Storage Ship.

It can be packaged into a large Shippable and transported only by certain Shipping Vehicles (Barge, Freighter, Storage Ship, Flatbed Car, or Large Crane).


The 86K-a "Bardiche" is specifically designed to be a frontline brawler tank for Colonial forces, as it has the firepower, armor, and health to withstand large amounts of enemy attacks. Its fast-firing short-range AT cannon and high durability means Bardiche crews must constantly push enemy armor to quickly close the gap in order to use its armament, and be considered effective. The tank's coaxial 12.7mm machine gun is effective against infantry, but requires coordination between the Gunner and Commander. Due to these stats, all Bardiche crews must play a little more aggressive in their attacks compared to a standard tank, since the main gun cannot be fully utilized.

Due to its 68mm main cannon, the tank is pretty lackluster against structures and should not attack them. This means other vehicles are required, like those with 40mm, in order to effectively destroy enemy defenses and push fronts. However it is an AP round, it has a higher chance of penetrating armor, and can disable subsystems easier compared to 40mm rounds. Targeting enemy vehicle's subsystems is highly recommended.

Although it is possible to use the tank without a Commander, it's not recommended as it will limit your awareness on the battlefield, as well as limit the weaponry being used.

Standard Equipment Loadout
Like with every other armored vehicle, the crew should ALWAYS equip themselves with a Gas Mask and multiple Filters to avoid dying to Gas Grenades. Additionally, they should bring a Hammer and Basic Materials to repair the tank. These tactics can be buffed by wearing either a Tank Uniform or an Engineer Uniform.


  • The design of the 86K-a "Bardiche" is closely based on the design of the Hungarian Turan II medium tank
  • A "Bardiche" is a type of polearm that entered common usage in Europe around the 14th century
    • An emblem featuring a Bardiche can be seen on the sides of the turret