Start Collecting with Combat Patrol: Xenos Factions

 

A new edition of Warhammer 40,000 is here and it’s a great time to get into the game or start a new collection. However, building up an entire army in 40k can be a bit of a daunting prospect – especially considering the cost in both money and time. Fortunately, the new 9th Edition has put some new emphasis into playing smaller-scale games. Combat Patrol is a specific size of game requiring a force of no more than 25 Power (or 500 points) worth of models. This translates into a compact collection of around a couple squads, a character or two and maybe a vehicle.

Better yet, most factions in the game have a ready-made starting point in the form of Start Collecting boxes. But which offer you the best bang for your buck? In this series, we’re taking a look at all 25 Start Collecting boxes available for 40k, and evaluating just how useful they are when building a Combat Patrol. We’re using Power here to compare the different boxes (just to keep things simple) but building your list with points instead will still come out quite similar. The values used here are also from the recently published Power level updates, so these should all be up to date with the latest info.

Today, we’re polishing off our series with a look at the Xenos factions. As befits a category of entirely different alien races, we have quite a variety of options to cover. Let’s dive in, shall we?

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Start Collecting with Combat Patrol: Chaos Factions

 

A new edition of Warhammer 40,000 is here and it’s a great time to get into the game or start a new collection. However, building up an entire army in 40k can be a bit of a daunting prospect – especially considering the cost in both money and time. Fortunately, the new 9th Edition has put some new emphasis into playing smaller-scale games. Combat Patrol is a specific size of game requiring a force of no more than 25 Power (or 500 points) worth of models. This translates into a compact collection of around a couple squads, a character or two and maybe a vehicle.

Better yet, most factions in the game have a ready-made starting point in the form of Start Collecting boxes. But which offer you the best bang for your buck? In this series, we’re taking a look at all 25 Start Collecting boxes available for 40k, and evaluating just how useful they are when building a Combat Patrol. We’re using Power here to compare the different boxes (just to keep things simple) but building your list with points instead will still come out quite similar. The values used here are also from the recently published Power level updates, so these should all be up to date with the latest info.

This time around, we’re examining the options for everyone’s favorite spiky boys, the Chaos factions!

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Monster Fight Club Terrain Review

Two weeks ago, the Sentry Box received its first delivery of the new Monster Fight Club Scenery and whenever we bring in a new product line like this we like to open it up and add it to our terrain collection as we feel that it’s only fair, if we want you to pay money for it, we show you that we believe in it and spend our money on it too.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we can’t currently let you enjoy playing on the scenery, so we sent Kris home with some to try out and give us a review!

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Tale of Gamers: Kill Team – The Last Battle

The final game in our Tale of Gamers Kill Team project was originally scheduled for March 22nd – but as happened with a whole lot of things, the arrival of CoVID disrupted our plans. Four long months later, our determined hobbyists were finally able to complete their titanic four-way battle royale, and with it the whole endeavor we started almost a year ago! In our final article, we’re here to bring you a report of this last great game, along with plenty of photos. Let’s check it out: Continue reading

Tale of Gamers: Kill Team – Fully Mobilized

We’re back! It’s been a nice holiday break, but now it’s time for some more gorgeous Kill Team miniatures. Our brave hobbyists have been finishing up their final miniatures, so let’s check out their Kill Teams in all their painted glory – and get their thoughts on how the project has gone.

Let’s take a look…

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Tale of Gamers: Kill Team – Elite Warriors

Things have been busy on the Sentry Box front (as retail at the end of the year is wont to do) so this report comes to you a little behind schedule. Unfortunately, some of our hard-working hobbyists aren’t able to join us this time, but don’t worry – they’ll be back! For now, Jordan and Chris have some shiny new Elite miniatures to show off, and they’ve brought along a battle report between their two mighty Commanders, too. Check it out below…

And if this has your interest in starting a new Kill Team project piqued, you can join in too! Send us pics of your up-and-coming teams, minis you’re painting or your latest hard-fought battle and we’ll add them to our Community Showcase posts for all to see. You can submit your pics via email at hobby@sentrybox.com, or message us on Facebook.com/Sentrybox.

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Tale of Gamers: Kill Team – Chain of Command

The galaxy’s greatest heroes (and villains) prepare to stalk the shadows of Kill Team this month! Our intrepid hobbyists have been working away on their brand-new Commanders, and now it’s time to unveil their mighty champions. And of course, we have some more exciting battle report action, too. Check it out below…

And if this has your interest in starting a new Kill Team project piqued, you can join in too! Send us pics of your up-and-coming teams, minis you’re painting or your latest hard-fought battle and we’ll add them to our Community Showcase posts for all to see. You can submit your pics via email at hobby@sentrybox.com, or message us on Facebook.com/Sentrybox.

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Tale of Gamers: Kill Team – Time for War!

Everything’s coming to a head, and now it’s time to roll dice and take names. This month’s report will be short on words and long on pictures – the better to show off some beautiful kill teams and all the action when they meet on the battlefield. Let’s take a look…

And if this has your interest in starting a new Kill Team project piqued, you can join in too! Send us pics of your up-and-coming teams, minis you’re painting or your latest hard-fought battle and we’ll add them to our Community Showcase posts for all to see. You can submit your pics via email at hobby@sentrybox.com, or message us on Facebook.com/Sentrybox.

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