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Hey all. I was wondering whether you all thought the "traditional" army transport is worth the money. At my local shop, i see some guys walking in with 3 or 4 of them and at $60 a pop, that's around $250 sitting there just to move your troops around! I don't know about you, but I can't bring myself to spend the $60 when I know I can get another unit or model or something. This is especially true when I can buy a $5 bin from wal-mart and some seat cushions (the actual cushioning that's inside them) and cut it to suit the models I have. It costs me a grand total of around $15 dollars to tote around over 2000 pts of necrons, around 1750 pts of CSM (or even possibly more, haven't run the numbers as of late) and my rulebook and codexes. I have a separate little keeper I bought for $2 that I keep my markers, tape measure and dice in. The only problem I've run into is transporting the monolith,which in standard games, has to be one of the largest all around models. For that I have a mailing box that hugs it snugly (and that was free from my post office!).

I'm just wondering if I'm really a cheap bastard or if others have come up with similar solutions cause they didn't want to fork over the outrageous price of the army transports. Or, are the army transports really worth their cost?

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Bear in mind this is coming from the guy who uses a shoebox and plastic bags to transport his army, but no, I don't think they're worth it, mainly because, as you've said, that sixty bucks is much better spent on more minis.

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I'm just reaching the point where I care about my models (only 16) enough to bother about transporting them properly, and I can't see myself forking 30 quid out for one. I'm on the lookout for other solutions and your idea is pretty decent actually. I'd also be interested to see anymore though.
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I am looking at using maybe a toolbox with the plastic organizers. I just need to take my models with me to make sure they fit. I probably will cut some foam for the vehicles. It is looking to be about 30 dollars
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When I had my blood angels, I used a toolbox with the organizer on the top part. It worked pretty well. Granted, there wasn't any foam or such used so I did spend plenty of time gluing arms and such back on and there wasn't any room for my books and other stuff but I know plenty of people that use toolboxes too.

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I forked out for the small army case and am pleased with it. There are cheaper options but I'm to lazy to look around for them, in addition the only problem I'm having so far is my Night goblin spearmen keep getting stuck in the foam above them. I think they're trying to escape myself.
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I normally just use a tacklebox and get some cheap foam. averages about $10-$15 per army

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There are cases called "Army Transport" and it has 2 vehicle trays and either 6 or 8 normal sized trays that are already pre cut so you just have to spend about 30 seconds per mini to make the size just right for the model. I currently transport 2k worth of marines and 1750 pts worth of guardsmen in it. It was only 70 bucks with a strap, 1 large pocket for 2 codex, and my rule book, as well as two other small pockets for dice bag, templates, and tape measure + glue. It is the most bang for your buck.



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well with a few shoeboxes and alot of tissues you can achieve a similar result but the huge amount of tissues is anoying.

personnaly if you only want one then sure its a good deal but if your going to get more then i would reccomend making your own out of cheap toolboxes and foam, that way its cheaper and you can shape the foam to certain models like tanks or large heroes, plus its cheaper , alot cheaper although requirs alot of patient knife work. unless you have access to a CAD CAM machine, like in schools ( if you go to school, or work in one or know someone who works in one)

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There are other alternative cases around. I havn't bought one myself so I can't judge on quality http://www.kaiserrushforth.com/krmul...usacanaus.html

It's basically cardboard with foam inserts. You can get one for 24 ($48) if you're an international customer, inclusing P&P.
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