Friday, 22 September 2017

Deathwatch Overkill Battle Foam storage

Given the blood, sweat and tears I put into my Deathwatch and Genestealer Cult, I want them to be protected. I acquired a Battle Foam tray- here's what I think of it.
Catalogue picture from Battle Foam site

This product has two pre-cut foam trays for all the figures. There is a smaller, generic tray which has a thin foam lid for extra protection. There is a deeper, custom cut tray which takes the marines and larger figures.


The quality is excellent. The figures fit perfectly, apart from the biker (who I had deliberately angled on his base for an extra sense of motion, and a quick foam trim with scissors fixes that). The trays fit into the game box with all the components, and they feel sturdy and protected.

Trays fit neatly into box...

... and hold all the miniatures.

Could be better:

The trays fit into the game box, but this does not allow the lid to fit on snugly. It is a fairly shallow box, and I'm not sure there would be a straightforward fix.
There is no room for the dice- I've bagged them and put them in with the Patriarch.
I may trim part of the deep tray to allow the card decks to nestle on top, as they are an awkward fit otherwise.
The shallow tray is a few millimetres too short for the cultists with antennae.
Ideally for me, the two factions would have separate trays.
There's a height discrepancy...

...which is corrected by adding all the card components...

...resulting in a bit of an elevated lid.

Whilst not perfect, this product is a good storage and transport option, and the only specific one I'm aware of on the market. 4.5/ 5 Skullz.
The antennas are a little too tall for the box.

There will be a bonus post later today, with the anticipated completed Deathwatch group shot, some game photos, and final thoughts!


  1. Always nice to have a way to store your minis safe! :)

    1. I find more and more that I'm looking at projects and thinking, 'How will I store and transport this?'

  2. Thanks for the review. Certainly beats wrapping them in kitchen towel and cramming them into a tupperware box.

    1. There's a time and a place for everything...