Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Table War Case - Review - Part 2

Eager to continue with this weeks post of my new Table War case here are a few more pix of the case's design elements that I forgot to include in the last post. 


Now on to the fun stuff.  I mentioned last time that I would be magnetizing the unit trays into the case.  But before I could get to this step I really wanted to learn just how much of my Dwarf army would fit in the case.  I was pleasantly surprised to find the entire army would fit, with room to spare.  So much so that I will probably add at least one more display board, possibly two if I drop the removable drawer.


Looking at it I am concerned about trays that are holding all the metal units, as I imagine they could potentially warp under time under the weight.  However, if you look at the display boards you will notice that the center area is sunk in about 1/2".  I'm going to try gluing a metal plate in the bottom for which to attach my unit trays with magnets.  I'm hoping the stiffness of the metal plate will alleviate any potential warping issues.

Finally, I wanted to show the stack of figure foam usually required to pack up this army.  As you can see it's a fair amount to store.  But the real benefit is in the fact I don't have to setup my units anymore!  :)


In the next installment I will get to mounting the units in the case.

7 comments:

Richelieu said...

Rob, what increments are the slots to hold the boards on? And how deep is the board? Just wondering if a large army like ogres, or a tomb kings monster would be a good fit for something like this. Thanks

retroalias said...

So far I'm loving this case.

Don't have it in front of me bit I think the increments are 1". The center of the boards are recessed about half inch.

I experimeted with my Tomb Kings army and it works pretty well. The trick is to put all of the tall stuff on the same shelf to maximize space. I think it would work great for an Ogre army.

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Richelieu said...

i am just amazed. The only thing I haven't seen mentioned anywhere tho is how deep is the tray?

retroalias said...

It's about 6.5 inches of usable space front to back. All the dimensions are listed on their sited - just look at the display board under accessories.

Rogers said...

Wow! I have to admit I was a little doubtful about this whole setup when you were describing it to me, but that looks great!

eeore said...

Have you tried dropping it?

retroalias said...

Not on purpose. :)

The case would survive but unless you used incredibly strong magnets the models would be ravaged. This is defintly a case for light transport, it is definitly not for air plane travel or for the habitually clumsy.

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