Today we bring you another update on our Kickstarters. During the last 6 weeks we’ve backed 7 more projects and received 3 backed projects in the store. If you want to be updated when new products – including Kickstarters – arrive at Sentry Box, follow us on Facebook. And if you see a project you want, just contact us at the store to be added to the pre-orders for the project. It works just like any other order at the store, you only pay when you pick up the game. This is a great way to get your hands on some of the most popular kickstarted games without having to pay upfront plus you don’t have to pay for shipping!
We start of this week with some adventures our staff had with the new Citadel Contrast Paints.
Sue painted this Reaper Bones Black miniature (a new line we are expecting in store later this summer) with the Citadel Contrast paints:
So you’ve carefully built up your Warband, lovingly painted your models, built some terrain and started playing some Kill Team and you’re wondering what’s next?
Try a campaign!
Renee played Cockroach Poker Royal for the first time to kick off Monday Night Board Gaming. “This is a bluffing card game in which you hand someone a card and say “This is a …” You can tell the truth or you can lie. That player can either call – “I do think it is a…” or “I don’t think it is a…..” or decide to look at the card and then give it to another player, saying it is a whatever. If you call and you are correct, the player handing you the card gets the card, otherwise you get the card. If you get 4 of the same bug the game ends and you lose. Turns out I wasn’t great at this game and ended up with the first 3 cards. But as this picture shows, having lots of different bugs looks pretty and isn’t a losing condition…so I did just fine. This was yet another quick card game that had all 5 of us laughing and enjoying ourselves immensely.”
Just like any other miniatures game, in Kill Team you’re going to need some terrain for your models to fight over. Often, terrain can take a bit of a back seat to building and painting the miniatures themselves, which is a shame – it’s just as much a part of your game as your models are! Fortunately, the skirmish-sized boards for Kill Team are quite a bit easier to fill with lovely terrain. The options boil down to three main ideas: buy it, build it, or modify it.
Greg and Renee kicked off Monday Board Game Night with Tag City. Greg, “This is a roll & write game, so even thought the theme wasn’t particularly appealing I knew I had to get it, and it is an interesting game, not too dissimilar to Noch Mal in that you’re trying to fill up rows, columns or coloured sections of your board quicker than the other players. Recommended if you like roll & writes for sure.” Renee, “Surprise! It’s another roll and write! This time it’s has a colourful graffiti theme. Like Noch Mal players get points for being the first to complete rows, colours and coloured sections. We do this by selecting Tetris shapes to shade onto our boards. The controlling player each turn gets to assign the rolled dice to the pieces so there is some strategic planning involved. Surprise number two, I liked it.”
We’re back to wrap up the Xenos forces, completing our look at starting each Kill Team faction. We’ve got big angry green dudes, alien robots, giant bugs and some guys who wish they were giant bugs.
There sure are a lot of aliens out there – too many for one article, it seems. So today, I’ll be bringing you my recommendations for starting Kill Team with all three available flavors of Eldar – Regular, Spiky, and Mime! We’ll bring some good old Necron skeleton robots (skeletrons?) along, too. Let’s get started!
Jordan got to play a game of Kill Team against Chris, “My Adeptus Mechanicus Kill Team won out against Chris’ Chaos Space Marines and Cultists. Chris quickly took an early lead by taking out my melee fighters who were protecting my back-line of gunners. In a decisive round of shooting, my team took out a handful of Chris’ fighters before they could charge into melee combat, and a die roll ended the game as I took the lead in points! Kill Team is a great gateway miniatures game that gives you a taste of all of the parts of the hobby at a comfortable pace without the intimidating demand of completing an entire army before you can play the game – it also allows players to try painting a squad of models from a different army than they collect, or perhaps with a unique paint scheme. The rule set is straightforward and offers both depth and strategy to players and has a ton of support and releases from Games Workshop.”
Greg and Renee played a bunch of games at Monday Board Game Night starting with Wreck Raiders. Greg, “This a fun little dice drafting game with set collection. There are a few ways to score points and some ways to set up for better turns or get bonuses when other players take their actions. It’s a nice, light to medium option.” Renee, “A new game in which you throw dice in the box lid and this creates the dice pool for the round. You take a die and do an associated action, taking a treasure or two from a wreck and collecting sea shells. The treasures are placed on your player board to make exhibits to claim exhibit cards, or in your vault for end game scoring. Sea shells can be used to build aquariums or used for bonus actions. Its a fun little set collecting game with some decent choices each turn.”