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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut






^^ Those Malifaux designs are nice but ive been hesitant to order from that company due to the material they use... does the vinyl reflect light? Because that would really bother me...
   
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Norn Queen






Well, you can see in the pictures it's reflecting light. It's not something that bothers me personally though.
   
Made in gb
Battlefield Tourist





On an Express Elevator to Hell!!

Farseer M wrote:
Any review of the Mat-O-War gaming mats? I would like to buy one of them and customize it but I can not find any opinion.


This is only my opinion but I think they are absolutely terrible.

I read comments of them being hard wearing and durable, easy to fold etc. Absolute bollocks. The problem was my mat-o-war came folded, and it was absolutely impossible to remove the creases from it. I tried ironing, heavy books, stretching with weights, even took it to a professional laundry with industrial steamer. The folds would not remove. Actually, I considered contacting the company to say they should patent this amazing, hi-tech design of material that will retain its crease no matter what action you take to remove it

In the end I had a bonfire and burnt the thing, felt much better about it afterwards


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Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

 Pacific wrote:
Actually, I considered contacting the company to say they should patent this amazing, hi-tech design of material that will retain its crease no matter what action you take to remove it

I must admit that I am intrigued at how the managed to make it that tough - Surely there's some military applicant for it, so they can earn a lot of money

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Norn Queen






Nice mat. What's different about the limited edition?
   
Made in gb
Battlefield Tourist





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matous1983 wrote:
Fantastic jungle using http://www.gamemat.eu Battleground mousepad mat


I have to ask, where did you get (or how did you make) that fantastic looking jungle terrain?

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Sinister Chaos Marine





Cairns, Australia

Is anyone making rubber backed/neoprene fantasy football mats?
   
Made in cz
Regular Dakkanaut






 Pacific wrote:
matous1983 wrote:
Fantastic jungle using http://www.gamemat.eu Battleground mousepad mat


I have to ask, where did you get (or how did you make) that fantastic looking jungle terrain?


It was made by StrikingScorpion 82...his secrets I guess

   
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Three Color Minimum




Check the video review of the new designs from URBANMATZ: Badlands and Swamp by legendary Ash Barker from Guerrilla Miniature Games. Thanks for supporting URBANMATZ http://www.urbanmatz.com


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Norn Queen






matous1983 wrote:
new mat by http://www.gamemat.eu/ for pre-order! Ideal to match Gothic Ruins pre-painted, assembled terrain!







Uuuummm any chance of this making it to a 3x3 design? Because this would be my dream Malifaux city mat.
   
Made in cz
Three Color Minimum




 -Loki- wrote:
matous1983 wrote:
new mat by http://www.gamemat.eu/ for pre-order! Ideal to match Gothic Ruins pre-painted, assembled terrain!







Uuuummm any chance of this making it to a 3x3 design? Because this would be my dream Malifaux city mat.


check here : http://www.urbanmatz.com/p/221/dirty-roads-3x3



Comes with a free carry bag as well
   
Made in au
Norn Queen






I've seen it. I dislike the way it has a huge cobblestone area in the center, since it's illogical to place a building there. It's a street intersection, and open grassy areas for buildings around the edges. This forces the substantial terrain onto the edges - quite nicely shown by that photo. Half of the large terrain is doing a whole lot of nothing right up against the edges. Guild players would love that table.

Having the center be some place for a building to go opens up more options with table layout. You don't have to have a building in the center if you've got a strategy or scheme that uses the center circle, but you can if you don't.
   
Made in cz
Three Color Minimum




 -Loki- wrote:
I've seen it. I dislike the way it has a huge cobblestone area in the center, since it's illogical to place a building there. It's a street intersection, and open grassy areas for buildings around the edges. This forces the substantial terrain onto the edges - quite nicely shown by that photo. Half of the large terrain is doing a whole lot of nothing right up against the edges. Guild players would love that table.

Having the center be some place for a building to go opens up more options with table layout. You don't have to have a building in the center if you've got a strategy or scheme that uses the center circle, but you can if you don't.


Fair enough !
   
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Painting Within the Lines





CO

Ordered a mousepad mat from PWORK games at http://www.pworkwargames.com/en/. The mat in question was the War Sands mat, and it arrived on Friday with an order placed in mid August, so a rather quick turnaround to ship to the US.

How I pictured it'd look from their online store:



And how it is under natural light:



Now, based on the online pics, I was under the impression the mat would look different than the way it arrived. I was disappointed to see no yellow, orange, or rust tones in the final product, and instead was met with an overall beige/brown/pink tone, as evident in the pics.

The details are excellent, and it photographs well, but the online pics were a bit misleading - the pictures may have had some extra saturation added, or maybe the mousepad material doesn't hold this particular design's colors as well as the PVC/Cloth options.

This was what I thought it'd end up like (I've added some filters in Photoshop):



Bit disappointed, especially for the price I paid. How has everyone else faired with their mats based on ordering sight-unseen?

On a side note, anyone found a good non-orange desert mat without a lot of extra bits and pieces added to over-texturize the details?

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Sergeant First Class



Dulles, VA

Anyone come across a 4x4 mat that would work for Dropfleet coming out soon? Something that's not a space mat, but rather looks to be a low orbit battlefield?
   
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Gibbering Horde of Chaos



Southern Maryland

Anyone ever heard of this mat?
http://www.gamematz.com/
   
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Dakka Veteran






 -iPaint- wrote:
The details are excellent, and it photographs well, but the online pics were a bit misleading - the pictures may have had some extra saturation added, or maybe the mousepad material doesn't hold this particular design's colors as well as the PVC/Cloth options.

I've seen this same issue with another manufacturer who sells mats in cloth/pvc/neoprene versions. I get the impression that the colors can sometimes print quite differently on the neoprene than on the other two materials. :(
   
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Tough Tyrant Guard





Any plans to make Blood Bowl game mats? It would be really sweet to get some different themes rather than use whatever comes in the box set or try and make a really dull version using a grass mat and some white paint.

 
   
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Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

There's an entire cottage industry devoted to Fantasy Football players, mats, dice and so forth.

Just google "fantasy football mats".

   
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[MOD]
Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

Mousepad material lays flat really easy if that's what you're talking about. But it's so heavy! I just got a felt mat from Ceri Designs, bu need to figure out how to store it too (rolled up around a cardboard tube, folded, etc?).

Edit: Whoops, was replying to a post from pages ago

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Awesome Autarch






I have two 6'x4' mats from Deep Cut Studios. At the time I ordered/received them they were a heck of a deal (something around $90 or so shipped to the U.S.).

My clear favourite is the Steppe pattern. Simple, works on various scales and is quasi-arid/quasi-grass.





I don't think I have a large shot of the Badlands one I ordered. I don't use it much because it's not as versatile, and it has details which are slightly too large for 28mm stuff.

 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut





I'm thinking about the 4x4 Urbanmatz Swamp mat for christmas. Is it suitably murky looking for Nurgle worshipers to stomp around on?

Alternatively a nice Mars/Ad Mech mat would be ace, recs? My FLGS only has a wine red desert Nice graphic, but not the colour I want.
   
Made in au
Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

I got my mat order from Urbanmatz a few days ago. Now I just need to clean up the War Room after a few months of neglect (work is a cruel mistress) and I'll lay them out and do some reviews.

I have to say, both companies' desert mat designs above look pretty sweet. I really like the cracked earth effect on the gamemat one.

   
Made in gb
Fighter Ace




England

So this seems like a good place to ask. Do any companies make a good SEA mat, I'm looking for a mousemat type one.

I know frontline gaming do a nice looking F.A.T. mat, but it seems to be out of stock everywhere. The only other ones I've seen are PVC and I have a PVC space themed mat and it hasn't lasted well (covered in scratch's).

it's the quiet ones you have to look out for. Their the ones that change the world, the loud ones just take the credit for it. 
   
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Awesome Autarch






Deep Cut make a couple different ocean based ones, I believe.

 
   
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Gun Mage




 Tamereth wrote:
So this seems like a good place to ask. Do any companies make a good SEA mat, I'm looking for a mousemat type one.

I know frontline gaming do a nice looking F.A.T. mat, but it seems to be out of stock everywhere. The only other ones I've seen are PVC and I have a PVC space themed mat and it hasn't lasted well (covered in scratch's).


I think they're doing some kind of retooling, and discontinued a good chunk of their mats for new styles. I'm hoping it includes some DFC style ones.
   
Made in gb
Fighter Ace




England

Deep Cuts waterworld is exactly what I was looking for. I'll pick one up in the new year. I do of course now also want at least two of their other mats, so It could get costly.

Thanks for the heads up.

it's the quiet ones you have to look out for. Their the ones that change the world, the loud ones just take the credit for it. 
   
Made in au
Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

I finally got my wargaming room (mostly) cleaned up enough to actually use the table again last night, so I was actually able to check out the first of my mats from Urbanmatz - their Space mat. I took a pile of photos, and wrote up a side-by-side review of both the Urbanmatz Space mat and the FFG X-Wing Starfield mat. The TLR is that both are great, but I give the edge to the Urbanmatz.

Lots more pics on my blog at the above link or click the photo below. Urbanmatz on the left, FFG on the right.

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Made in cz
Regular Dakkanaut






review of www.gamemat.eu battle mats and terrain
http://30kplus40kequalsinfinity.blogspot.cz/2017/01/gamemateu-terrain-and-mat-review.html

   
Made in au
Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

Urbanmatz' Snow Territory Mat reviewed here in a variety of gaming contexts. Also, lots more pics @ the link.

Some pics:









   
 
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