Today I will be having a look at the new Battle Boards (cue thunder and lighting) from Bendy boards , you may remember when I looked at the crew boards which are suitable for Malifaux and other small skirmishers..
Well Mr Leee has expanded his scope and has now started creating BattleBoards which are daddy versions of the crew ones which will cover large model counts for say Warmachine and Hordes (or people with massive Malifaux collections *looks over at Marc*).
As most tournament tray business comes in from the US its nice to see UK-based availability of these sorts of trays. Lie all BB trays they have plenty of space for models but also the various paraphernalia, you need as well such as stat cards, dice, pens, tape measures etc. freeing up your hands for some juggling 🙂
You can see Leee has learnt much in the time between my reviews, as now we have a flat-pack arrive rather than the block that is the crew board.
The whole thing is very nice and clean and goes together very easily, even with my daft hands..
Some nice features worth mentioning are the support beams underneath the tray, they really add some rigidity to the tray and make it feel as solid as the block crew boards!!
There is also the lip around the tray although small, it is certainly high enough to help catch the minis before the fall when you do have a brain fart during a tournament..
As always we are provided with more than one type of board configuration and in my case I went with the ‘A’ board but you do get a further 3 choices as well. Below is the layouts on offer;
Battle board A
- 1 x 120mm or 2 x 50mm and 2 x 30mm
- 8 x 50mm or 40mm
- 29 x 40mm or 30mm
- 4 x 30mm
Battle board B
- 1 x 120mm or 7 x 30mm
4 x 50mm or 40mm
8 x 40mm or 30mm
38 x 30mm
Battle board C
- 1 x 120mm or 7 x 30mm
15 x 50mm or 40mm
6 x 40mm or 30mm
22 x 30mm
Battle board D
- 7 x 50mm or 40mm
- 9 x 40mm or 30mm
- 40 x 30mm
Plenty of variation across the different boards, in fact the only thing not catered for is those broken players who take 2 Prime Axioms……Colossals I meant all Colossals and Gargantuans.
Ignoring the drunk Angel (which the lip stopped btw) I can hold a fair amount of models in this tray with little fuss. So what about the price then? Well for the currently reduced price of £30 you can not go wrong!
Overall if you play Warmahordes (or another lipped base game) and need a tray to carry your miniatures from table to table, then the Bendy Boards one is what you want!
The only question I have left is do I theme the board up like my gremlin one…