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Made in us
Awesome Autarch






I suppose there will be soon...

I received my Urbanmatz from the Czech Republic. Overall, pretty nice.

A little thinner than the Deep Cut mats I've owned, and the cutting isn't quite as precise (more fraying at the edges, but not terrible). The Cobblestone mat was...disappointing. My buddy ordered it and hadn't realized how dark blue it is. It shows up in some of their pictures, and doesn't in others. He had looked at the pictures showing a more "grey" appearance. Upon looking at the listing again, it's definitely a dark blue.

I can't recommend that one to anyone based solely on the colour, so he may or may not sell it off.

The Dirty Roads mat was perfect. Nice crisp art, nice layout, etc. The only minor qualm I'll give both mats is that they have a rather heavy satin sheen to them - unlike the Deep Cut Studios mats I've owned. Not super noticeable, but it's there. I hope it'll decrease with use over time.

All in all, I'm please, but my buddy isn't (to be fair, mostly our fault for not doing more research). I would order from Urbanmatz again.

These pictures don't really show how "blue" the cobblestone is, but you can see the difference between a more normal grey and the cobblestone mat.

EDIT: Took pictures with my phone which more accurately show the colour disparity as seen with normal human eyeballs.


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Received my PWorks 3' x 3' mat earlier this week. It looks as good as shown on the site, only downside though, they have their logo printed in one corner of the mat, something they did not advertise as far as I could see, nor show in any of their pictures. While not a massive deal breaker, it is a bit annoying.

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Hello guys, we at URBANMATZ are very happy to present you our new Asphalt gaming mat design available in 6x4, 4x4 and 3x3 sizes available with 2D terrain tiles possibility to create your own city each game in a different way.

Check the pictures and the video review and check them out on our website here https://www.urbanmatz.com/c/2d-terrain.












   
Made in si
Steady Stonecleaver







 Elbows wrote:
I suppose there will be soon...

I received my Urbanmatz from the Czech Republic. Overall, pretty nice.

A little thinner than the Deep Cut mats I've owned, and the cutting isn't quite as precise (more fraying at the edges, but not terrible). The Cobblestone mat was...disappointing. My buddy ordered it and hadn't realized how dark blue it is. It shows up in some of their pictures, and doesn't in others. He had looked at the pictures showing a more "grey" appearance. Upon looking at the listing again, it's definitely a dark blue.


Looks like a pretty reasonable color for granite tho.


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I really should replace the hunk of green painted styrofoam I ise as a table with one of those
Would have to theme my basing afterwards for sure!

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Made in au
Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

Here’s the last of the first batch of my gaming mat reviews of Urbanmatz‘ products from the Czech Republic. The Dirty Roads 6’x4′.



Often when I buy something from a company, there’s a “key” item that acts as an anchor for other stuff you then add-on. In the case of my Urbanmatz order, it was this mat. After seeing several photographs of it online, I was sold. The overall colours and theme of Dirty Roads matches my bases once again, as the Urbanmatz' Badlands mat did.



As with the other mats I’ve gotten from Urbanmatz, the design is printed onto neoprene (mouse pad material) and is once again quite nice. This time, the game I’m using to showcase the mat is an Age of Sigmar clash between Dwarves and Ogres, set in an unnamed Old World city (because I can use the ruleset without the background!) We were trying out the rules, so it’s an actual game rather than a mockup. Lots more pics over on my Wordpress blog.



I had an issue with the bag's zipper dying on me when I had the mat out for this photo review, which was only the third time I had it out(!) I still haven't gotten around to emailing Benjamin about it, but I will do eventually. I’ve now also got a bunch of Deep Cut Studios and Gamemat.eu products that I’ve also purchased that I will be photographing and writing reviews for shortly as well. But those are yet to come.


   
Made in us
Enigmatic Chaos Sorcerer




Tampa, FL

That "badlands" mat look really great, may have to pick it up sometime.

- Wayne
Formerly WayneTheGame 
   
Made in us
Awesome Autarch






The double-sided Game mats look really cool, but I was expecting a bit more of a discount cost-wise. The price is a little off-putting. Cool idea though, hope it's adopted by other companies. I agree the lack of rubber is unfortunate, but I think if it was a bit more cost-effective I'd definitely consider it.

 
   
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Amazing battle on Forges of Mars battle mat by https://www.gamemat.eu/ full gallery here: http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/336907-prots-quick-batrep-ultramarines-vs-admech-2k-maelstrom/?p=4826198






   
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Any opinions on Cigar Box Battles mats? They have a kickstarter going for their double-sided mats, and I'm considering some of their generic designs. Thanks in advance for any thoughts or opinions!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/379935449/double-sided-plush-terrain-mats-by-cigar-box-battl/description
   
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Three Color Minimum




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Really liking that alien hive mat.

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Regular Dakkanaut





Scotland

I recently bought the badland 6x4 mat and terrain from gamemat.eu. I'm happy with both of them, they looked great as a photo from a recent game shows (The rocky bits and mat are theirs) and our table got a lot of complements on it's looks. I had two very small chips which I can't imagine is a common problem as the terrain was very well packages in the polystyrene cube with piece specific holes cut-out. No problems with the mat. I asked them for a paint list so I could touch up the chips. It turned out the paint would not very easy for me to obtain but they were apologetic and our conversation gives me confidence that if I had a more serious problem they would to fix it without any difficulty.

If anyone is interested I fixed up the chips using a black brush on primer, VMC Flat Brown, a mix of VGC Heavy Orange and AP Skeleton Bone and finished off with GW Karak Stone.

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Irked Necron Immortal





Jackson, TN

Might not be the correct place to ask, but I was wondering if anyone found a neoprene mat (mouse mat material) that also has the 8th edition match play deployment zones overlay available?

I found https://matsbymars.com/collections/48-x-72-mats Mats By Mars but they are using vinyl banner material, which I am not a fan of, but they do have the 40k overlay option.

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Awesome Autarch






Great - will have to keep an eye on them!

 
   
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Germany, Frankfurt area

I just received my limited Forges of Mars mat from gamemat.eu along with their pre-painted industrial set.

The mat is really great, the craters really look modeled on and not like an image.

The terrain is good and chunky and nicely detailed. The paintjob is simple but effective, I will just add some details here and there. The packaging is also useful to store it between games.

The map really fits well with GWs terrain. The circles on the side could really have been made with the Sector Mechanicus in mind wouldn't the mat predate GW's terrain. I also found out that standard tin cans have exactly the dame diameter and are only a few milimeters shorter that the Feratonic Incinerator.

The cardboard box is a slightly smaller stand in for a big building with detachable roof and walkways I want to build that can also be used for Necromunda.



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Awesome Autarch






Lookin' good. I'm about to place an order for my fourth mat (well...third since I sold one on). The decision, oh the decision!

 
   
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Pulsating Possessed Space Marine of Slaanesh






Anybody can recommend a good mat that blends well with Sector Mechanicus terrain to use for necromunda?
   
Made in us
Awesome Autarch






This is a really quality lookin' mat for that Dance:

https://www.gamemat.eu/our-products/battle-mats/6-x4-g-mats/6-x4-g-mat-fallout-zone-pre-order/us/

A little bit of detail, but not too much - kinda Mars-ish, and easily useful for the slum crap of Necromunda.


 
   
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Most Glorious Grey Seer





Everett, WA

 DanceOfSlaanesh wrote:
Anybody can recommend a good mat that blends well with Sector Mechanicus terrain to use for necromunda?

I had a conversation with Reecius/Front Line Gaming about this several months back when Shadow War Armageddon released and provided a lot of input on a Necromunda themed mat for the November release of Necromunda. I guess we'll see in a week or two if they developed anything or not. If not, it's their loss because I'm sure a competitor will come out with something sooner than later.



Reading's for morons who can't understand pictures.

 
   
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Most Glorious Grey Seer





Everett, WA

Well, it looks like Frontline is about to lose out on a bunch of sales. Their own fault, really.

http://www.gamewire.belloflostsouls.net/win-mat-suggest-name-gamemat-eu/





Reading's for morons who can't understand pictures.

 
   
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Los Angeles, CA, USA

Gamemat.eu was my first neoprene mat purchase and I have been very happy with it. The graphics are imo better than the FAT Mat graphics, and even with international shipping the Gamemat.eu was cheaper.
   
Made in us
Awesome Autarch






Yep, it's why I steer people away from FAT Mats unfortunately. Their art and price is sub-par, and all of my mats have been from Europe as a result.

 
   
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Loyal Necron Lychguard






Palm Beach, FL

Are you guys talking about the Tablewar mats or the FLG? I've got one of each and I'd rank them:

Tablewar - best art
Gamemat.eu - good art
FLG - sub-par art
   
Made in us
Awesome Autarch






Yeah, it looks like some of the newer Tablewar ones are slightly better - but some are still looking really sub-par. I think the most consistent art I've seen is probably Deep Cut or Urbanmatz (Urbanmatz is all done by one guy I believe). I find with the price parity (Tablewar mats, for instance are $13-15 more than equivalent Euro mats - with shipping being almost the same) it's best to just buy from whoever you like best - artwise.

There's no inherent savings in buying locally in the US.

 
   
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Germany, Frankfurt area

I've made a little progress with my terrain. Here you can see how well the Sector Mechanicus kits fit on the Forges of Mars mat from gamemat.eu

 
   
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Most Glorious Grey Seer





Everett, WA

matous1983 wrote:
Chem-Zone by https://www.gamemat.eu/ ready for a game!

This hit my email today: "Dear customer, your order has been dispatched."

I wonder how long it takes for a mat to ship to the US.


Reading's for morons who can't understand pictures.

 
   
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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

Just got the Sands of Time mat and the Badlands set. Can't wait for 'em to arrive.

   
Made in au
Owns Whole Set of Skullz Techpriests






Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

My Gamemat.eu mats arrived yesterday, and as a friend of mine had ordered one I brought the giant heavy box over to his place and we rolled 'em out to take a look.

So here's a mini review for anyone thinking of taking the plunge and getting some proper professional gaming mats rather than using tablecloths or bed sheets and other things (like I've been using).

General Review:
These mats are made of excellent mouse-mat material, the single-sided ones don't slip at all, the colours and artwork are vibrant and clear. They're excellent surfaces and are filled with detail. If there are any complaints it's that you really need to roll the double-sided ones tight or they won't fit in the (included for free) carry cases, and when in the carry cases the single-sided ones aren't very robust, so they droop in the middle which looks funny (that might be the single most minor complaint one can make about these things).

4x4 - Chemzone:
This is a stylish newer map that I got to give defined edges in Necromunda. It's simply layout and wonderful design make it perfect for this type of game, and despite its vibrant detail it would not distract from what's going on in the game. Wonderful.

I could'a got the 6x4 one of this, which they also produce, but as I said I wanted a 4x4 so that the edges of the game are clearly defined, not 3 defined edges and one measured out but could move or whatever. The less ambiguity the better, but if you want a 6x4 version of this great map they can do it.

4x4 - TriCity:
Another one bought for Necromunda, this one turned out a lot better than I imagined. I wanted a generic "flat plates" style map, and this one delivers but at a very high quality. You could do so much with various sci-fi set-ups using this map. Kinda makes me wish they did a 6x4 of it.

6x4 - Forges of Mars:
One of their two Limited Edition designs, this map is almost perfect with no terrain on it (so with terrain, even better). This is the one that most impressed me of the bunch. I am looking forward to seeing this with GW's Sector Mechanicus stuff on it. So much detail, everything looks natural, it almost looks 3D. I love this map.

6-4 Double Sided - Quarantine Zone/Wastelands:
This was the one I was unsure about. I wanted a map city grid, but the fact that it's not at an angle (creating clear LOS right across the table) bugged me. I prefer city terrain fields to be at 45 degrees to the regular deployment zones to create more interesting and limited fields of fire. I also wasn't 100% certain how the Wastelands side would turn out. I did a bunch of research on these maps and the city side sure looks cool, and Winter SEO's many exceptional videos showing off the Wastelands side made me think it's genericness would be a boon.

So I was pleasantly surprised with how this one turned out. The city is really well detailed and will look good when filled with my oodles and oodles of Cities of Death terrain. The Wastelands side is so generic (in a good way) that it'll work with anything - ruins, trees, rocks, lakes, you name it. I now have 3 surfaces for city maps, but none that are like Wastelands, so overall it was worth getting the double-sided one for this.

6x4 Double Sided - Fallout Zone/Imperial Base
I wanted a future/sci-fi board that wasn't city streets and looked more like a warzone, so the Fallout Zone map was an obvious choice. The Imperial Base side looked interesting, even if I'm not 100% sure how I'd use it yet, but it did look cool, so I went the double-sided version. Overall the Fallout Zone did not impress me as much as I wanted it to, but I think that it will be the one that benefits most from a good selection of ruined terrain. I have plenty of that, so I think my opinion will change.

Again, still don't know how I'm going to use the Imperial Base side of things, but it was the map that most impressed my friend. It is very cool.

6x4 Double Sided - Highlands of War/Forgotten Realm:
I have a single-sided Highlands of War on the way as I need something for organic/grasslands terrain other than my old green GW Battlemat (which I love, but I need more than one!). It's very good, and will work perfectly with my now good selection of organic terrain (I have recently bought a bunch of Gale Force 9/Battlefield in a Box trees, rivers and rocks, plus I got Gamemat.eu's own Highlands set, which hasn't arrived yet but is on it's way now).

I did not get the double-sided version as I saw no real use for the Forgotten Realm side. Never been a fantasy player, don't have anything that would fit with cobble-stone/stone pavers. My friend however does, as he owns a bunch of resin medieval/fantasy buildings, so for him it's perfect. And I gotta say, in the same way that the Imperial Base impressed him, the Forgotten Realms side really impressed me. The detail is rich, the stone pathways are big and varied, and with the right building aesthetic you could make this really work.

A couple of weeks ago two other friends of ours played a test AoS game at my first friend's house for, I think, the NOVA open which they're going to. They played on two bare white 2.5'x7' trestle tables, with a few buildings and trees. No surface - not even a blank table cloth - and it just hurt my soul. If he'd had had this mat when they played the game just would've looked so much better. One of those two friends wants to run his own tournament, which is part of the reason why I've been picking up these mats - I want to be able to do 10 tables worth of stuff, and whilst I have the terrain for that already, I don't have the surfaces.

With these, plus the other three mats I have on the way, I can now do that.

Great stuff. Gamemat.eu products are fantastic.



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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

Small addendum to my review, and it's a sad one because it isn't really Gamemat.eu's fault. This mostly pertains to anyone who ends up having their stuff shipped to them by UPS.

UPS are an inflexible bunch, unwilling to allow you to pick any kind of delivery time (not even a morning/afternoon/evening operation), no deliveries on weekends and they won't take things to a post-office if you're not there. Sure they'll make 3 delivery attempts, but if you're not there you better get ready to drive to their depot which is on the other side of the fething world to me (or it seems like it is). They will only allow a change of address, and I'm lucky that a friend of mine's father was home at the time to receive it.

So whilst Gamemat.eu products are simply fantastic, the method of receiving them couldn't be more inconvenient.

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