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 Post subject: On the move... (how do you carry armies with you?)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:59 pm 
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I did not know where to put this, but I guess it can be seen as something creative & usefull to protect the miniatures from damaging. That is why I start a new topic here.

With the coming tournament I plan to take a plane to Poland, so want to travel light and not have to bring a "huge" armybag.

My question is; how do you carry your models around from game to game, tournament to tournament? :D

Changed the title. ;)


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You can check Safe&Sound boxes. They are quite nice for small games.


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Thanks, piotroslav! The boxes look really nice. Looking at this one right now: https://www.safeandsound.pl/en_GB/p/Box ... -models/74 8)


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I use wooden boxes from Panduro Hobby, with additional separators from balsa wood. Enough to keep them in place during transport in a bag, with the addition of magnetic tape in the bottom it should be even more secure.


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Edslave wrote:
Thanks, piotroslav! The boxes look really nice. Looking at this one right now: https://www.safeandsound.pl/en_GB/p/Box ... -models/74 8)


Not sure that one would be suitable, you need a minimum of 40x30x50 to fit cavalry bases with spears or banners (even more for lancers).


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Thanks callan! Looks very nice. I was already thinking about magnetizing and stuff for transport. Have some options now. 8-)

What are the sizes of your box, callan?


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Edslave wrote:
What are the sizes of your box, callan?


Each divider is about 5mm wide, which fits perfectly with 5 rows @ 40mm. So the total width is about 22cm. Depth is about 16cm, I can fit 4 cav + 1 art (or 2 inf) in each rows. Alternately you could squeeze in 4 22cm rows lengthwise if you magnetize the whole bottom and skip the dividers.

Unfortunately it seems these boxes are hard to get from Panduro these days, although they have a version with dividers (apparently for storing teabags) which might be useable with some modifications. I also use a lot of their non-lid trays for storing figures while painting. I imagine there are other suppliers with similar products.


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For travelling (and general storage) I've used several types of fish tackle box ('viskoffer') for a long time. Depending on type, they usually have a few top shelves, which are good for infantry and artillery. And they have a bottom compartment, which is good for cavalry. You need to pay attention to the inner dimensions though, and make sure a 40mm base will fit nicely. You also need to make sure it has a good locking mechanism. It's a real disaster if the lock gives while you are carrying it, thus spilling everything on the floor! To avoid this, I carry those with dodgy locks in a bag, just to make sure. Other people use tool boxes as well. If you select one of the steel versions, it works very well if you have magnetized bases. It also means you wont be travelling light!


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Last year I used the Flame Of War Kit Bag which held my army (15pts of Cossacks) rule book, dice, tape measure and a change of clothes for the weekend.

The Kit Bag also counts as hand luggage for Ryan Air!

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Got myself a tea box now and metal/magnetic sheets are coming. X|

Talking about planes/traveling: don't we get problems carrying the armies as hand luggage with the spears? 8|


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