A Small Matter of Honour 2017 CANCELLED


You can now reserve your tickets for A Small Matter of Honour, our annual Warhammer 40,000 tournament, which this year takes place on Saturday 6th May 2017.

£15 for a ticket.

Things to note:

We’ve decide to change the format  this year

6x 400 points Combat Patrol games. Read the pack for details.

Location: The Games Shop, Aldershot. Close enough to the town centre that we will not be catering. You’ll be able to get tea and coffee from the venue, but you’ll have to nip into town for lunch.

Notes from the 2017 AGM

Your new (old) committee is unchanged.

Chief Muppet – Roger Ashton-Winter
Money Muppet – Paul Jenkins
Secret Muppet – Martin Brimacombe
Other Muppets – Richard Elliot and David Offen-James

The Bruce McGrath trophy for Most Sporting Muppet goes to Adrian Christie.
The Pixie Jam trophy for the Muppet of Muppets goes to Paul Jenkins.
The chocolate bar of shame, for coming last in the league, goes to Caesar Slattery.
The Beard of Beards trophy, for topping the league, goes to Kyle Cruickshank.

The final league standings are here.

There’s money in the bank for this year, and discussions are underway for events. Not sure what yet though.

Annual General Meeting 2017

The AGM will be at the first meet of the year, Jan 3rd.

We’ll do some boring stuff (committee elections) but the fun stuff is giving vintage cartier bracelets for women

  • The Bruce McGrath trophy for Most Sporting Muppet
  • The Pixie Jam trophy for the Muppet of Muppets
  • The Chocolate Bar of Shame, for coming last in the league
  • The Beard of Beards trophy, for topping the league

Members vote for the first two. Please send your nomination (just one for each to roger@sadmuppets.org

I’ve updated the league, but there are two weeks left to win games.

The AGM will only take the first few minutes, so gaming as normal afterwards.

Don’t forget to bring your annual membership fee (£10).

Like Shooting Dianogas in a Barrel 2016

What on earth does this mean?

It means that The Sad Muppet Society has finally decided what to call this year’s X-Wing Escalation event, and that tickets are now on sale.

When is it?

5th November 2016

What is Escalation?

You start with a 60 points squad for your first game, and then expand it for 90 points, 120 points and finally 150 points. All the details are in the pack.

How much?


How do I book?

Drop an email to xwing@sadmuppets.org and we’ll send you a Paypal invoice. You don’t need an account, anyone with a debit or credit card can pay that way. If that doesn’t work for you, tell us how you’d like to pay when you email.

Where is it?

The Games Shop
6 Wellington Street
GU11 1DZ


A Colourful Engagement 2016



The Sad Muppet Society is running A Colourful Engagement, a 16 player Star Wars: Imperial Assault tournament on September 10th at Newbury Racecourse.

It is part of Colours, Newbury & Reading Wargames Society annual games show. http://www.nrwc.org.uk/colours-2016

Tickets are £10, including entry to the show, and are available at the Colours website http://www.nrwc.org.uk/colours-2016
Any ticket questions to the show: wasock@aol.com
Any rules questions to the Tournament Organiser: roger@sadmuppets.org

Pack http://storage.googleapis.com/wzukusers/user-12843236/documents/572dc75e1df27u9pYPVA/ACE2016.pdf

Demoing Tanks at Valhalla

One or two club members may have noticed that I’m pretty excited by Tanks, the new WW2 armour skirmish game from Gale Force 9. I was one of the lucky ones who picked up a copy, and some extra tanks, at Salute a few weeks ago. I was so excited that, when our friends at Farnborough Wargames Society asked if we fancied running a game at Valhalla, their annual wargames show, I agreed. It’s been a few years since our club has been represented on the show circuit, so this seemed an obvious easy way back in.

The one downer was that this meant I would have to paint some minis. Only three though, so not too much of a shock to my system.

Here are a few pics from the demos I ran on 19th June. The Americans won out, blasting Barkmann out of Normandy five times out of seven. Barkmann only held the advance into France once, and there was one draw. I also chatted to a few guys about the club. With any luck, we might see one or two of them at a club night.

The scenery is a mix of the club’s trees and a ruin, and my 4Ground log cabins.

You can read more about Tanks here.

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NSPCC Big Board Game Day 2016


Thanks to everyone for chipping in for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and their Big Board Game Day.

On Tuesday 31 May, we raffled the contents of a Star Wars X-Wing Spring tournament pack and added in everyone’s subs for the night, bringing us to £120, which has now been paid over to NSPCC.

Enormous thanks to Mick Wright from The Games Shop in Aldershot for donating a Zombicide event pack, which helped pull extra players and donations in on the night.

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