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trailape18 Dec 2016 9:05 p.m. PST

Hotz Mats. Are they still in Business?
I'm after one of his Command And Colors game mats.

Glengarry518 Dec 2016 10:08 p.m. PST


Deeman18 Dec 2016 10:14 p.m. PST

Yes just got one for btech a few months ago.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2016 1:38 a.m. PST

Hope so, got nice fields will want another batch.

PiersBrand19 Dec 2016 3:32 a.m. PST

Yep… Had some desert roads and a desert mat a couple of months back.

trailape19 Dec 2016 4:35 a.m. PST


coopman19 Dec 2016 2:35 p.m. PST

Just don't expect to get your order by Christmas.

TheKing30 Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2016 6:41 p.m. PST

You mean that you MIGHT get it by Christmas. Christmas 2017.

I Drink Your Milkshake20 Dec 2016 9:51 a.m. PST

He still owes me a mat or 50 dollars from 3 years ago. Pfft.

VicCina Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2016 8:05 a.m. PST

I order a Mat a month or so ago and it arrived in about 4 weeks time.

Lfseeney27 Dec 2016 6:20 a.m. PST

Very hit or miss it seems.

Marc the plastics fan28 Dec 2016 1:52 a.m. PST

Always great service and prompt delivery to me here in the U.K.

teboj17 Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2016 11:43 a.m. PST

Don't waste your time.

Marc the plastics fan29 Dec 2016 3:21 p.m. PST

I never wasted my time. Have three mats now and two field packs

Great service

SGT Yuengling15 May 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

I am ordering custom 10 x 6 desert, and snow mats.

I have nice 2 sets of the asphalt roads, and a nice European fields mat, for aircraft games….

Good quality stuff. I recommend it.

laretenue Inactive Member15 May 2017 1:58 p.m. PST

I'm saving up for the European fields, and strongly suspect that nothing else will work as well in my scale.

But can anyone tell me how well Hotz mats will drape over terrain contours placed underneath them? Or with another fabric acting as an intermediate layer.

williamb15 May 2017 9:30 p.m. PST

They will drape quite well. I have placed terrain under them several times with no problems.

ScoutJock09 Jun 2017 3:52 p.m. PST

Put in an order in for some fields and roads back in the beginning of April…
Nothing yet. Hmmmmmm.

williamb12 Jun 2017 7:19 a.m. PST

Put in an order about the same time as ScoutJock and got mine two weeks ago. Nothing special just a plain green mat.

ScoutJock13 Jun 2017 5:55 p.m. PST

I heard back from Eric after a second request for an update email. His production was slowed by some health issues so I wished him a complete recovery and am patiently waiting for my merch.

Personal logo edmuel2000 Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2017 9:00 a.m. PST


I'm tempted to get another Hotz mat (field pattern). I haven't ordered from Hotz for years (and had no problem then).

Anyone have recent experience (since the last date on this thread, mid June?).

Ed M

ScoutJock02 Aug 2017 5:47 a.m. PST

I finally received my merch including some 6mm fields in mid July, basically three months from order to receipt. They look great and Eric did apologize for the delay citing health and production issues.

Personal logo edmuel2000 Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 9:43 a.m. PST

Thanks, ScoutJock.

Works for me!

Ed M

MiniPainterMatt Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member19 Apr 2018 2:24 p.m. PST

Is Hotz Mats still in business? I have been waiting 10 months for the mats I paid for and when I went to follow up with him (again) today by email I received an email bounce back. Any insights?

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 1:08 p.m. PST

Thats a good question. I had a back and forth with him by email and then he went "dark" on me. I was going to just order some things and wait until they came until I saw your post.

Are his products all that and a bag of dice?

Tekawiz08 Jun 2018 4:14 p.m. PST

I've ordered a few times from Hotz mats and liked each item I received. The latest were the farm fields. When you order just expect to wait 1 or 2 months.

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 11:07 a.m. PST

Yes, but MiniPainterMatt above has perhaps still not received his wares after almost a year. The poor devil.

It sounds a bit like Canadian roulette.

MiniPainterMatt Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member17 Aug 2018 4:22 p.m. PST

It's now been over 13 months and no mats. I have not had an update from him since April despite my periodic requests. I'm not sure what's going on.

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2018 6:54 a.m. PST


Not to profit off of your disappointing experience but I never got responses to my emails either and I am glad I never ordered from this company.

If it's any consolation, your experience acts as a counterweight for all the part-time merchants who want full payment ahead of time.

Recently, a figure painter asked me for 100% up front on a large order on the basis that it was a first time transaction between us. As if, I the customer were the only one capable of pulling a fast one. I know of no greater opportunity for wargames tragedy than to supply a painter you do not know, figures and full payment up front.

Koloth09 Nov 2018 9:06 a.m. PST

Wish I had seen this post earlier. Just ordered and tried to get confirmation that the order was received. No response yet after 1 week.

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

Well, hopefully you're young and in good health. What's 13-18 months in grand scheme of things in exchange for legendary terrain?

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