March 16, 2017 by deltagamegirl22
I have been on a quest for a storage solution for my miniatures that doesn’t lock you into a particular size or game system, and I may have found the answer on Kickstarter with the A-Case+.
The A-Case by Army-Case.com has been around for a while and is back on Kickstarter in the revamped form of the A-Case+. This is a versatile miniature storage/transport bag that can accommodate a wide range of sizes and quantities of miniatures without breaking the bank.
Building The A-Case
It was one of those projects that just looked so cool and made so much sense to me, that I had to check it out for myself.
My first impression upon receiving the A-Case+ was the relatively small size of the package in the mail. This is by no means a bad thing. It comes in an essentially a flat package as it’s sent in pieces for you to assemble.
You literally build it. Ok, I admit that this part really appealed to my jigsaw puzzle addiction, but even for those who don’t love having to actually assemble things, it goes together SO nicely.
You assemble each wall for the frame, which comes in very thin sheets of lightweight steel that have scored areas indicating where you need to fold it to create the walls (so there’s no additional tools or supplies needed to build it either!).
Each piece then fits together to construct three sides of a box/frame and you slide the whole thing into the very nice quality nylon bag that comes with it. And PRESTO. Just like that, you have a durable case for your miniatures – and it weighs less than 2kg!
So the frame goes together nicely, but where do put your miniatures? You’ll notice in the frame you assembled that there are notches at various levels of height. These allow options for you to place the trays however you’d like. If you play a 15mm game, they can be relatively close together in the case.
If you play a 32mm scale game, you can space them farther apart. Say you’re painting several miniatures and one is really large, you can create space for that one miniature by altering the space of shelves or leaving a shelf out altogether – it’s totally up to you!
The last key to this fantastic system is magnetising your miniatures, which they make as simple as possible by including rare earth magnets with each case – at least enough to get you started. A little dab of glue, apply your magnet, and your minis happily sit wherever you’d like on one of the shelves.
The Power Of Magnets
From there, the sky’s the limit – at least relative to any mini you can physically fit in the frame. Space them out as you’d like. Keep them close together to maximise the number of minis on each tray. They will stay wherever you put them courtesy of the magnets.
In this improved version of the A-Case+, they’ve added notches and pins to essentially “lock” your trays into whatever level you choose. This adds extra insurance and protection for your minis and reduces the likelihood of anything moving if the bag is shaken or overturned.
I won’t lie. One of my favourite things to do since magnetising some of my minis is turning the tray upside down and watching them stay put – it never gets old.
The project is well funded at this time which means you have a host of colours to choose from for the bags, and the option of adding personalised naming, additional trays, magnets and more, and there’s plenty of time to get in on this super clever product.
What do you think of the versatile A-Case+?
"I admit that this part really appealed to my jigsaw puzzle addiction, but even for those who don't love having to actually assemble things, it goes together SO nicely..."
"I won't lie. One of my favourite things to do since magnetising some of my minis is turning the tray upside down and watching them stay put - it never gets old..."