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  • #172779
    Avatar photoMike
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    I am after one that is about 3×3 of 4×3 feet.

    Who has one they can share images of and let me know about the quality / service received.

    TIA

    #172781
    Avatar photoMr. Average
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    If Cigar Box Battles has a UK outlet they top my list. Tiny Wargames makes a great quality mat as well, service was great and speed pretty good (and I’m in the States so I can only imagine your experience will be faster).

    #172782
    Avatar photoOB
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    Geek Villain are very good in every respect, product, price, service and durability.  I cannot oblige with pic’s as my desert mat is still in its bag.  Suffice to say I have bought 3 of their mats having seen their advert here on Wargames Website.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #172784
    Avatar photowillz
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    I use a sand coloured dust sheet for my desert games Mile, with lay on sand dunes, hills and the like.   A 10 x 10 foot sheet cost about £10.   I can’t find my desert photo’s at the moment but when I find them I will post.

    #172785
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    Regular dust sheet?

    Any pics, bit worried about the material and lines.

    #172786
    Avatar photoMike Headden
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    I have several 6×4 mats from both Tiny Wargames and Geek Villain. Have nothing but good things to say about both.

    Am about to order a gridded mat for “Strength and Honour” and “For King & Parliament”. Whichever company I choose I will feel slightly disloyal to the other 🙂

    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    #172787
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    6 x 4 would be way bigger than I need tbh and the money could saved could be spent on moar models.

     

    😀

    #172788
    Avatar photoMike Headden
    Participant

    Fortunately, Mike, these days I have the cash, space and time to deploy both 6×4 mats and the moar figures to go on them 🙂

    My income is barely half what it was when I was working but my outgoings are only about a third. The result? Channelling my inner Mr. Micawber …. happiness!

    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    #172803
    Avatar photoCacique Caribe
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    Mike

    im extremely happy with my Urban Matz one.  I use it for historical Libyan desert or American Southwest adventures as well as for SF offworld scenarios.  Comes in various sizes:

    https://www.urbanmatz.com/p/220/desert-3×3

    https://www.urbanmatz.com/p/297/desert-6×3

    I imagine it could also be used for Australian Outback post apocalyptic scenarios like Mad Max.

    Hope this helps.

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9593487@N07/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #172838
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    #172839
    Avatar photoMike
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    #172841
    Avatar photowillz
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    Sorry Mike I can’t find any on this computer of the mat in use I will flash up the old computer later and hunt them down.

    #172842
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    Crumbs, don’t do that, it is not that important.
    Thanks for the offer though.

    #172846
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    Crumbs, don’t do that, it is not that important. Thanks for the offer though.

    No worries Mike I have to do it as some how I cleared all my photo references and photo’s from my photo box.   Luckily the vast majority are on the old lap top.

    #172881
    Avatar photoJohn Treadaway
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    Geek Villain and Deep Cut make fine products and deliver – especially the latter – exactly what you can custom order if necessary. My Custom mats from Deep Cut have been outstanding

    John Treadaway

    www.hammers-slammers.com
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    "They don't have to like us, snake, they just have t' make the payment schedule" Lt Cooter - Hammer's Slammers
    #172902
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    Here you go Mike, found the photo’s.  From a game I ran 2012.

    #172903
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    Cheers dude!

    #172916
    Avatar photomadman
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    I have a green sheet I made decades ago. I suggest getting some rattle can paints and just making patches, lines or crescents of colour to break up the sameness. Dark brown, red primer, black or dark grey, khaki and even some blue or green would work. I have a very large drop cloth I picked up to actually use as a drop cloth. Can be cut in two to make a couple sheets big enough for my 5′ x 9′ ping pong table.

    #172931
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    OBTW the loose gravel like material i0n the dust cloth is cat litter (unused).

    #172932
    Avatar photoLogain
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    Reets Relish is a wool blend that gets a lot of use for wargaming. The texture and colors really nail Northern European/American ground cover. When I was buying some I was really tempted by some other wool blends (Sand and Beach were two).  The blend of material textures and absorption of dye creates some great natural variation that I think looks really good for wargaming.

    #174016
    Avatar photoOh no….
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    I took Willz advice and bought a dust cloth from Wickes. Looks good, here’s some pics of it in use during our first game of Outremer: Faith and Blood.

    #174026
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    Very nice looking, the dust cloths work very well and are cost effective.  I am glad I was able to help😎.

    #174027
    Avatar photoOh no….
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    Thank you for a great idea Willz. I bought a 12 x 8? one (my table, when its clear, is 8 x 6 and I didn’t want a join) it’s quite heavy!  I did think of ironing it to flatten out any bits of fold or creases but decided to leave them in as “natural” undulations etc..

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