The Sentry Box is having a sale on Firestorm Armada, Dystopian Wars and Uncharted seas products. Come down and get 40% off the listed price on blisters, starters, boxed sets and book. This sale does not include the recently released Halo Fleet Battles products
Song of Blades and Heroes is a small-scale fantasy skirmish rule system that takes about 30 minutes to play and requires anywhere from 8 – 10 miniatures. The game plays quickly enough that you can play a campaign in the course of an evening.
The Sentry Box has a wide range of figures that can be used in the game including Mantic Kings of War, Games Workshop figures (check out our stock of individual sprues), Bones, Reaper and even the Pathfinder Battles figures.
The schedule for Song of Blades and Heroes is:
Sunday January 24th: First build and paint day
Sunday January 31st: Second build and paint day
Sunday February 7th: Third Build and Paint Day
Sunday February 14th: Final Build and Paint Day
Saturday February 20th: First Game Day
Saturday February 27th: Second Game Day
Sunday March 6th: Third Game Day
Saturday March 12th: Final Game Day
We will be scheduling space and setting aside time dedicated to SoBH at these times but you can always come down and play any time you want.
Depending on player interest we may run a Songs of Blades and Heroes campaign on the final two Game Days using the standard rules in SoBH or the expanded campaign rules in the Song of Deeds and Glory rulebook.
The Sentry Box is starting a new gaming group, The Sentry Box Skirmish Gaming Club. Initially the group will be using Facebook and this blog to communicate but we hope to have a new home on the store’s upcoming new website.
The aim of the group is to try out new fantasy, sci-fi and historical skirmish games by focusing on a new game every two or three months depending on the requirements of the system. We will be spending time building and painting forces and then spend a month gaming with those newly painted forces.
The goal is to focus on games with small numbers of miniatures or that have inexpensive miniature sets available as well as games that have simpler rules or play quickly.
Check out this blog and Facebook for the announcement of the game we will be playing first.
The Sentry Box has finally updated the loyalty program. We have now joined the Vicinity Rewards program, which is used by many other stores here in Calgary and elsewhere.
The new system just requires you to provide a cell phone number and then you will earn 1 point for every $10 you spend (before tax). We currently have three redemption levels to spend your points: 10 points gets you a pair of limited edition Sentry Box dice; 25 points gets you a $10 gift card; and 50 points gets you a $25 gift card. Points are earned on everything in the store (not just books and price-banded items).
Thanks to everyone who showed up to the second Massing at Sullust event at The Sentry Box yesterday. It was a very close event with the difference between third and sixth being two points.
The top four were
James Rodney (Imperial Class Star Destroyer)
Scott Jackson (Home One)
Matt Lalonde (MC30c Frigate)
Alex Thompson (Imperial Raider)
The final game pitted Scott with Rebels against James with the Imperials and Scott managed an impressive sweep of the Imperials to clinch the overall top spot.
We had several door prizes to give away, generously donated by Gamesmith and Galaxy Gaming Gear (both local companies). Steve Hall won the Armada Game Tray and tokens and Paul Hrynyszyn won the Laser Line tool.
Dayna Little was awarded the Rogues and Villains pack as a consolation prize.
The Sentry Box has received a restock of the Frostgrave fantasy miniature rules from Osprey Publishing. Check for them on the Osprey rack in the Sci-fi and fantasy section of the store.
Amidst the frozen ruins of an ancient city, wizards battle in the hopes of discovering the treasures of a fallen empire. In this fantasy skirmish wargame, each player takes on the role of a wizard from one of ten schools of magic, and builds his band of followers. The wizard’s apprentice will usually accompany his master, and more than a dozen other henchman types are available for hire, from lowly thugs to heavily armoured knights and stealthy thieves. Wizards can expand their magical knowledge by unlocking ancient secrets and may learn up to 80 different spells. While individual games of Frostgrave are quick and can easily be played in an hour or two, it is by connecting them into an ongoing campaign that players will find the most enjoyment. The scenarios given in the book are merely the beginning of the limitless adventures that can be found amidst the ruins of the Frozen City.