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?
"There is a cancer eating at the Imperium. With each decade it advances deeper, leaving drained, dead worlds in its wake. This horror, this abomination, has though and purpose which functions on an unimaginable, galactic scale and all we can do is try to stop the swarms of bio-engineered monsters it unleashes upon us by instinct. We have given the horror a name to salve our fears; we call it the Tyranid race, but if it is aware of us at all, it must know us only as Prey."