Well this week they have released the newest of their range – the Squire case – and I was lucky enough to get one on release. Now previously all my infantry minis have been stored in my ancient KR cardboard cases with cardboard trays.
The standard load for the new Squire is four infantry trays with two of the cover sheets, which is what I have plumped for. As with all of Tyrants own cases you can use their website to customise your choice of trays to what you need.
The front piece of the case unclips easily to allow easy access to the trays, and with the four infantry ones I’ll have storage room for 144 of my chaos marines. While my KR case can hold a possible 147 it’s not as water-resistant as the plastic Squire, which is reminiscent of the document/lp cases for those of us old enough to remember when music came on vinyl discs.
As you can see the other down side of the cardboard tray was where mini’s might have extended parts (particularly heavy weapons or swords) so I had to cut into the intervening partition to allow them to fit, where as with the foam its a little more flexible and gives to allow the larger parts.
All in all I’d say the Squire is a good entry-level case, ideal for transporting and storing your plastic models. I probably wont use it to transport vehicles as most of mine will require at least 60mm (though most likely 100mm) pick n pluck trays due to their size.
I have since been informed that the case was tested with a weight of 3.3 kg without any issues and that the handle can take up to 10kg, so there should be no problems with carrying metal mini's at all.