Out the Box
The case comes flat packed and you need to do some very minor DIY to get it ready. Just slot the sides and back into the bottom and then the top on before sliding into the bag. It’s a very snug fit and keeps the metal structure secure; I had no issues with the fit for my case and it slid in very easily.
You get a set of pins and bands to attach to each side of each tray (enough for each tray to have a pin each side) which keeps the trays in place instead of sliding in and out. It’s very simple to do, took me about 20 minutes in total and definitely worth doing. To use the pins it’s just 2 simple loops as below; thread the band through the hole in the side of the tray and loop it back on itself then thread the other end through the pin and loop that back on itself. Should look like this:
The case comes with 3 shelves automatically but unless you’re only transporting Imperial Knights or similarly massive models you’re going to want to get additional shelves. I have yet to need less than 4 at any point, because again, this case is massive.
- Massive Capacity
- Comfortable Backpack
This case is big. And it’s definitely going to be far too large for some gamers out there. Not everyone is needing to transport 2 full armies for 2 different game systems at the same time. Fortunately for them A Case makes smaller sized cases that use smaller trays too to accommodate. There’s no beating around the bush that this is not a cheap case. Coming in at £252 or £281 with the extra shelves it’s important to consider if you really would need this massive one or one of the smaller, cheaper options to transport your models.
If you don’t already magnetise your model bases it’s an additional cost and a bit of time and effort too; and obviously something you’ll need to do for this case, but if you’ve read this far into the review you knew that already. For GW and Star Wars Legion bases I’ve been using N52 5x2mm magnets but for the thinner Conquest bases 6x1mm instead.
I also need to say that the big pocket on the front is useful for sticking things like army lists and maybe 1 army book Trying to put the Horus Heresy rulebook and a liber book in there tipped the weight too much and made it far more awkward to carry. There’s a pocket on the back instead which is better suited for that at least and keeps the weight less awkward.
This is a good case. It feels sturdy even though it’s light and I have yet to load it up wishing I had more space for more models. If you’re needing to transport a lot of models and/or some very large and awkward ones then this is a great case. If you’re not needing to transport as many models as this holds then you’ll be better off with one of their smaller cases. Just be aware the smaller ones don’t have backpack straps.