The KR System

Basics

The KR system is based around the philosophy of “soft foam for figures, hard cases for soft foam”. Other transport systems for miniature figures use hard foam and hard tray bases as they use a soft bag system and need the trays to strong enough to stack in tall piles, and additionaly require that the trays are always horizontal as the figures need to have space between them and the hard base of the tray above. The hard foam and tray base is not good for figure protection, hence we designed a system where the figures are protected in soft foam. This soft high tensile foam cares much better for your figures as it does not damage the paint finish, and you can fit a larger figure in a smaller compartment as the foam has enough natural flexibility to deform around the figure and support it. This means that the case can be carried or stored in any orientation (flat, side on, even upside down!) because the tray bases in KR trays are the same foam as the tray itself, so your figures have full protection.
This enabled us to design a hard case system so that the trays would be supported, and this in turn created the unique and versatile KR system of interchangeable card cases within a transport bag. All the cases in the KR range are based on our standard size case, we call that 1 KRU (KR Unit), which can carry up to 200 28mm troops or a combination or troops and vehicles etc. All the KR cases are combinations of this standard size of case, for example the double aluminium carries the contents of 2 , the triple 3 and so on. Likewise the Kaiser transport bag system carries multiples of the card cases, the Kaiser2 carrying two of them, the Kaiser3 three of them and so on. Similarly the Backpack1 carries one card case, and the Backpack2, two card cases. The card cases are interchangeable with each other. You can have a stack of card cases keeping your figures safe, and just take the army you need in the Kaiser or Backpack when going out.



Which trays suit me best?

There are 2 main tray categories - Core or Custom. The core trays are a combination of pre-cut troop trays or precut segmented pick&pluck trays. Combinations of these trays form a versatile solution to carrying varying collections of vehicles and troops. The custom trays are cut for specific figures and vehicles and are the perfect option for many armies.

There are a number of aids to help you select the best trays for your army, take a look at theses pages:

TraySelector to help you fill anything up to a standard size case

TrayCreator to help you design trays for your army from the KR tray library

tray printouts to printout the core tray formats to compare your figures against

custom tray reference sheets available for specific armies.

"What Fits ? " to help you fill anything up to a standard size case

There are 2 other KR tray designs, the 610 range suitable for 6-10mm scale armies and the railway range designed for for N gauge and OO gauge railways.



How to choose a case

Cases are chosen based on your army scale, type and size. The menu system covers many popular armies, and has pre-selected sets for them. Alternatively the “KR Cases and Sets” menu gives you the choice by size or type of case and then you can fill it with ready-made sets for troops, troops & vehicles, cavalry etc.



Card KR Multicase

The standard and the half size card KR Multicase form the basis of a unique and versatile transport system for your army. The interchangeable system means that when used in combination with the large range of transport bags and cases from KR that your collection is kept safe. Expansion or changes to additional or multiple armies is a simple and efficient process as you only need to purchase more of the card KR Multicases! The case is made from solid KLC heavy duty dense card, the same as is used for commercial archiving of documents. It is not made from cheaper and inferior corrugated card as this just is not up to the job. It is very durable and incredibly protective. The wrap around lid provides all round protection and the injection moulded plastic handle forms the snaplock for the KR Multicase to provide a securely closed case the instant it is closed. This ensures the contents are safe from spilling out and can be transported with ease.

The card cases external sizes are:

Standard card case (KRM) -:- 400 x 270 x 120mm
Half size card case (KRH) -:- 270 x 205 x 120mm


Kaiser transport bag system

The Kaiser transport bag system means an economical and safe system for carrying multiples of the standard card cases. The Kaiser1 carries one of them, the Kaiser2 two of them, the Kaiser3 three of them, and the Kaiser4 four of them. Of course you can vary this using the half width card cases as suits your needs - a half width card case fits neatly into the space of one standard card case. The card cases are interchangeable with each other, so you can select the army you need from a stack of card cases keeping your figures safe, and just take the army you need in the Kaiser when going out. By having one transport bag with interchangeable cases it means that your army expansion is much more economical as you only need additional card cases for your army and swap them over when you need to take them out – a true storage and transport system!
The Kaiser transport bags are manufactured form heavy duty waterproof fabric and are fully lined. They have carry handles and adjustable shoulder straps plus internal reinforcements on all sides, which in combination with the card cases inside makes them the strongest and most protective cases system for your miniatures. The external pockets have enough room for all your rulebooks and accessories. The Kaiser2, 3 and 4 all have a dedicated pocket for the KR accessory case and one for the tournament tray too.

The Kaiser transport bag external sizes are:

Kaiser1 (K1) -:- 430 x 330 x 160mm
Kaiser2 (K2) -:- 430 x 330 x 290mm
Kaiser3 (K3) -:- 430 x 330 x 420mm
Kaiser4 (K4) -:- 430 x 330 x 540mm


Backpacks

The versatile backpack system from KR means that you can carry up to 2 of the standard card cases with ease. Of course you can vary this using the half sze card cases as suits your needs - a half size card case fits neatly into the space of one standard card case. The card cases are interchangeable with each other, so you can select the army you need from a stack of card cases keeping your figures safe, and just take the army you need in the KR Backpack when going out. By having one transport bag with interchangeable cases it means that your army expansion is much more economical as you only need additional card cases for your army and swap them over when you need to take them out – a true storage and transport system!
The additional front and side pockets give you plenty of room for rulebooks, accessories and even drinks and sandwiches. And of course if you are not needing it for gaming you can simply use it as a regular backpack!
They offers these features:

- single version for 1 case
- double version has expandable section for 2nd case
- carry up to 2 card KR Multicases
- or combine a case plus your clothes, shoes, accessories
- large comfortable shoulder straps for easy travel
- large pockets for books, accessories etc
- 2 large side pockets for drinks etc
- elasticated mesh for large items
- ergonomic and stylish design
- chest and waist clips for cyclists and bikers
- fully waterproof
- ideal carry-on luggage for airlines

The Backpack external sizes are:

Backpack1 (BP1) -:- 450 x 310 x 160mm
Backpack2 (with 1 case inside) (BP2) -:- 450 x 310 x 160mm
Backpack2 (with 2 cases inside) (BP2) -:- 450 x 310 x 290mm



Aluminium cases

The aluminium case range is available in a wide range of sizes, from the half size case up to the quad case, capable of carrying up to 800 troops. These all have snap closing lockable catches, either with a key or a combination latch, a carry handle, a fully adjustable shoulder strap, a self adhesive label holder and are stackable. The feet match into the recessed aluminium outer panel to prevent one case from sliding off another when stacked on top of one another. The interior is fully lined with a soft touch lining, so if you decide to carry anything loose then it is well cared for too. The case can be labelled as the exterior is smooth aluminium, so you can easily stick army descriptions, or pictures to them. The half width aluminium case has an innovative twin opening lid design which means that access to your miniatures is simple and easy.

The Aluminium cases external sizes are:

Half depth aluminium (ALHD) -:- 400 x 280 x 80mm
Half width aluminium (ALHW) -:- 210 x 280 x 140mm
Standard aluminium (AL1) -:- 400 x 280 x 140mm
Double aluminium (AL2) -:- 400 x 280 x 260mm
Triple aluminium (AL3) -:- 550 x 410 x 200mm
Quad aluminium (AL4) -:- 400 x 550 x 260mm



Wheeled aluminium cases

The wheeled aluminium range is available in 2 sizes and carries multiples of the card cases - either 4 cases in the 800, or 6 cases in the 1200 These cases have integrated wheels, 2 carry handles, an additional telescopic carry handle and combination latches too. The interior is split onto two main compartments, each for the card cases, this makes it very easy to take out a case from the bottom of the stack without needing to take them all out. The combination of the card cases, the soft foam, and the split compartment means that you can have any models in a any position in the case and know they are fully protected from damage. There are 2 additional compartments at the top and bottom for rulebooks and accessories too.

The Wheeled aluminium cases external sizes are:

800 wheeled case (WH4) -:- 680 x 470 x 350mm
1200 wheeled case (WH4) -:- 940 x 470 x 350mm
Prestige wheeled case (PRS) -:- 680 x 540 x 350mm



Prestige cases

For those large and valuable models in your collection we have a range of cases with custom cut trays to keep them safe when transported. These cases are designed in the same way as the wheeled aluminium cases and feature integrated wheels, 2 carry handles, a telescopic carry handle and combination latches too. The trays in these cases are designed to support and protect your models, and are our “constructed trays”, which feature varying depths to fully support your models. As the large models do vary in size and shape there is room in side the case for additional vehicles, and in some instances a card case will fit in too. Carry Titans, Thunderhawks, Marauders and others in complete safety.

The Prestige case external sizes is:

Prestige wheeled case (PRS) -:- 680 x 540 x 350mm



Aquilla cases

The Aquilla range is designed for smaller skirmish games, or small collections of models. They follow the same modular designs as the rest of the KR ranges, and are all able to carry trays from the KR range. The Aquilla is manufactured from heavy duty waterproof fabric and are fully lined and have internal reinforcements to protect your mniatures. The Aquilla3 and Aquilla4 both have a carry handle plus an adjustable shoulder strap as well as an outside pocket too.

The Aquilla cases external sizes are:

Aquilla1 (AQ1) -:- 280 x 210 x 40mm
Aquilla2 (AQ2) -:- 400 x 290 x 40mm
Aquilla3 (AQ3) -:- 400 x 290 x 70mm
Aquilla4 (AQ4) -:- 400 x 290 x 90mm
Aquilla5 (AQ5) -:- 280 x 210 x 80mm



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