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Dorsenne Inactive Member28 Nov 2017 11:01 p.m. PST

Hello wargamers,
I play napoleonic in 15mm, and store the miniatures inside the shirt boxes when they are not in the fields of glory.
My question is: where do you store your armies?

Happy wargames

Glengarry529 Nov 2017 1:15 a.m. PST

I have two bookcases with removable shelves in my living room where I display my miniatures, terrain is in various tubs and boxes in the closet and under tables.

T Corret Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2017 8:35 a.m. PST

My 1980's off brand Late Romans stored in plywood wine boxes for too many decades have been felled by lead disease. Air flow and an acid neutral home would have been better. New figures should not have the same issues. If you use plastic boxes, you may consider a few holes to allow air circulation.

Duc de Brouilly29 Nov 2017 8:52 a.m. PST

Where do I keep my armies?

In my sleevies of course!

Sorry for the appalling joke but couldn't resist it.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

Not all may understand that the bulk of replies are on a BUG ridden posting…..

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14Bore29 Nov 2017 4:33 p.m. PST

I use the little plastic boxes that slide into larger metal or plastic boxes. Some have different sized trays and also have made my own wood boxes that fit these small plastic that I allow more head room for taller units like lancers or infantry with raised muskets.
I am getting close to having 5,000 figures.

Also my oldest figures are 36 years old, have always used these and have re painted maybe 100 of my oldest figures without finding 1 rotted figure yet.

Tyler32629 Nov 2017 5:25 p.m. PST

I have shelving in my basement that the painted minis are stored on( those not on my terrain table already). I also have storage craft cabinets to store my unpainted figures.

Yellow Admiral29 Nov 2017 5:50 p.m. PST

For years I've been enjoying Really Useful Boxes in various sizes and configurations, but it can be hard to find useful combinations that nest nicely (i.e., a bunch of these fit inside one of those). Nesting is the one thing the Really Useful Box company hasn't gotten right.

I am gravitating more and more toward 12"x12" boxes, because the scrapbooking craze in the US has made them ubiquitous here. They come in various heights (short for foot/guns, medium for cavalry, tall for lancers, etc.), they can be found on sale in craft stores and office stores, they tend to be stackable, and the scrapbooking industry has designed a lot of products around them (like carrying cases and inserts).

- Ix

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