Wargaming ships are notorious for having delicate parts that stick out, and Feldherr has the perfect solution for travel and storage protection. We covered a whole range of Feldherr products in our Feldherr Showcase, so in this article, we're going to look at Feldherr's Full-Size foam storage solution for Black Seas, the FSLB150. We also have a special discount from Feldherr which can be seen at the end of the article.
This article forms part of our Nautical Tabletop Month that's running across all of November. We're going to look at different nautical wargames and board games, as well as interview developers about capturing the sea feel on the tabletop. We'll also look at nautical factions in popular wargames along with tabletop accessories that are available to keep your hobby ship-shape. You can see all the articles here on the hub. So come aboard as we set sail and celebrate all games nautical in nature.
All of Feldherr's products have names that indicate the size of the box. For the FSLB150, the FS means full-size, indicating it can hold full-size foam, as Feldherr offers 2 sizes, full and half-sizes and the 150 is the height of foam it can carry. This helps when putting together your own storage product as you can work out the height of the foam you're looking to put in. The FSLB150 for Black Seas is a dedicated product, with foam selected specifically for the Black Seas ships.
The bottom layer of the FSLB150 for Black Seas is deep, with 6 sections for the larger ships and tokens. It can fit the Frigates from the Master and Commander starter-set, in the 4 sections on either side, and the larger central 2 sections can either fit the island pieces from Master and Commander, or even the larger ships. In the image above, you can see our unconstructed HMS Victory as an indication of scale.
An included thin protective layer of foam then sits on top of the bottom foam, so stop any of the ship's masts catching on the next layer of foam.
The top layer of foam has 16 equal sized sections that fit the Brigs perfectly, along with all the various tokens, dice, and cotton wool, with plenty of room for expansion for more ships.
There is another foam topper that goes on top of the second layer of foam, that leaves enough room to fit the rulebooks, sea mats, and rulers securely with the closed box. The friction from the foam means that the ships don't move much inside, protecting the masts and rigging. If looking to use the carry handle for the case, make sure to align the ships so that the bottom of the ships face the bottom of the box, with the carry handle at the top. If keeping the case upright for storage, then they can be stored either way as you will see little movement inside the case.
The FSLB150 for Black Seas can also be used to store the Victory at Sea ships, and all the Battle in the Pacific ships fit diagonally across the 2 layers of foam. The foam is a lot deeper than is required for Victory at Sea, but if you're looking for a solution for transporting both, then the FSLB150 for Black Seas works perfectly.
If you want to create your own storage solution, for your own collection, then check out our Feldherr Showcase for details of several of their product types. The 2 foam trays above, which can be added to any full-size case they fit are:
- FSMEFP040BO Full-Size foam tray with 16 compartments
- FSMEKU060BO 60 mm Full-Size foam tray with 6 compartments
Feldherr have given TechRaptor an exclusive discount code for our readers. The code is valid until 02/28/2021 and gives a discount of 5 Euros from a minimum 50 Euro order. Use the Code: BLACKRAPTOR at checkout via the Feldherr site.
The copy of FSLB150 for Black Seas used to produce this article was provided by Feldherr.