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A Closer Look at These Miniature Cases


When I first did the review on these cases, the question came up several times, "Just how much can I fit into these cases". So I was up to the challenge to find out if my Inquistion Mechanized forces would fit into a single Tyrant or Dreadnought case. (they are the same size, the Dreadnought is the armoured reinforced version).

As you can see in the pic above, it can hold a large number of tanks. In fact, I have 10 razorbacks (without turrets in place but inside the vehicles, and 10 chimeras (with turrets along the side). So yes, I was able to fit 20 vehicles, and when it came to infantry models, 72 individual models.

Tyrant or Dreadnought case
20 tanks: razorback-rhinos/ Chimeras
72 infantry
The case in the above pic is the armoured up Tabletop Tyrant Dreadnought case with two standard infantry trays, and two large tank trays.

If you missed the video review of these cases, here it is, along with a link to the text version, and some additional pics. 

I am really liking these cases. I was a little surprised that I was able to hold this many tanks. Of course if you are to squeeze that many tanks into it, I would suggest using the Dreadnought case over the tyrant for that extra protection. This case easily will transport 2500pts or more. 








 linkage to the previous review
http://natfka.blogspot.com/2013/10/tabletop-tyrant.html



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32 Comments

  1. I'd like to see you try with a less forgiving army to transport with; say your Dark Eldar!

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  2. The Tyrant or Dreadnought case look very similar to Battle foam 720 cases. By chance do they fit the Battle Foam custom foam ? Also what is the build quality like compared to Battle Foam's cases ?

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    1. Sorry they do not as they are sized to be interchangeable with G.W. foam.

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    2. If they are sized as GW foam they should be interchangeable with Battlefoam's shield series foam

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  3. Could you test it with some Eldar and Dark Eldar please. Imperial tanks are some what blockier than Eldar tanks

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  4. I feel like they're too shallow for anything more than guard. assault marines with their chain swords all sticking out would pose a problem.

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  5. I think I may have to get one of these for my Vlka Fenryka.

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  6. How will it cope with largely miniatures? Such as Terminators or other 40mm based models? What about monstrous creatures? or awkward models such as the HellDrake and Maulerfiend?

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    1. We have different variants of foam to cater for more awkward models.

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    2. Do you mean the "pick and pluck" foam? It looks interesting, which size would you recommend for Helldrakes and Maulerfiend models? 2 each to be specific. I assume these would be the 100mm Vehicle Trays?

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    3. Yes, the 100mm trays or the upcoming 80mm trays would be best.

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  7. Case manufacturers that use a 9x systems for infantry models really bugs me. No one takes units in multiples of 9..., which is why I love my BattleFoam. Full units of ten per row.

    I have a BF1500XL for my Dark Eldar and its not big enough! ;-)

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    1. As they are sized to be interchangeable with G.W. foam you can not get 10 per row without making the slots too small for 28mm minis.

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    2. I also found that these slots are a little wider and accommodate my infantry better than the standard Battlefoam trays. The guns in these trays fit in the slot, instead of overhanging.

      So I am happy with these.

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    3. Each one of my space wolves are in different and dynamic poses so I always struggle to fit them in anything but a terminator slot. Running troops with big flowing wolf pelts just dont squeeze into a normal troop slot.

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  8. Case manufacturers that use a 9x systems for infantry models really bugs me. No one takes units in multiples of 9..., which is why I love my BattleFoam. Full units of ten per row.

    I have a BF1500XL for my Dark Eldar and its not big enough! ;-)

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  9. Interesting way to carry tanks, but I think that the turret would be bouncing. Is not better carry the turrets in another foam?

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    1. I generally do, but this was more a demonstration of what the case can carry.

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  10. Guess thats another benefit to play SM or guard. Fitting CSM tanks (spikes and tentacles everywhere) in there would be harder ;D

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    1. Sorry to hear that I guess you are based outside of Europe, this does make it more expensive. For a Tyrant case with full foam shipping to the UK starts from £5.00, to Europe £12.00. Outside of Europe shipping begins from £23.00.

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  12. Naftka are you a share holder in this company?

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  13. Do they do custom trays for some of the larger models such as Fellblade or typhon heavy seige tank? Im really not a fan of the ones where you pick the bits out. I would love a set of trays for my FW heresy army. My Fire Raptor gets wrapped in bubble wrap and stuck in a card board box.

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  14. Cheers Natfka, you've just helped convince me to pick one of these up!

    The only issue I have is can I afford the Dreadnaught or Tyrant Case?

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  15. TBH I'm not a huge fan of battlefoam. I have never purchased any of their products because all of their army specific trays are almost "too perfect". If you pose a model in a unique way or do conversions like me, you are out of luck. This foam seems a bit more forgiving of that sort of thing, so I am interested.

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  16. Why are the tanks touching without spacers? I haven't checked prices but these flimsy looking cases fail to impress upon first glance. Would you ever use one to carry your DE Natfka? Does it have any appeal that overrides your use of BF product?

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    1. My flimsy dark Eldar raiders would need more cushion than what I did with my tanks. So they would leave more spacers between the raiders and exterior foam walls.

      So yes I would, but my layout would be very different.

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  17. I'll stick with my army transport. Locally available, much more affordable, and functional. Still having trouble transporting my death turkeys, and I haven't seen a solution to that particular problem.

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  18. I can see a problem with nids thou, arms, spikes and claws all over the place. Suggestions maybe? :)

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    1. Hi Solstickan

      I ordered a tyrant case last week with 1x100mm Pick and Pluck, 60 mm PnP and 3x36 hole trays.

      I've managed to get 3000+ points in it:

      2 Hive Tyrants - 1 with wings
      1 Tervigon
      1 MAwloc
      2 Carnifex
      2 zoanthropes
      2 hive guard
      5 raveners
      1 tyrant guard
      3 biovores
      50 gants
      40 hormagants
      20 stealers

      Some of the arms/claws do stick out a bit but as long as you're careful (ie put these models in the top tray and put 2 foam tops over them) you should be ok.

      I'm very impressed with the case for the money, and their customer service.

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  19. What I need is a case that will fit my whole Ravenwing in one go.

    That's ;

    Sammael, a Librarian on a bike and a Black Knight command squad.
    36 Ravenwing bikes, 6 attack bikes and 6 landspeeder typhoons,
    A Dark Tallon, 2 Nephilium's, 3 landspeeder tempests, a dark shroud and a vengeance.

    With space for 3 more black knight.

    Would it it?

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