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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2017 5:07 a.m. PST

Any opinions on the new double sided battle mat?
In "neophrene" (whatever that is).


deephorse08 Apr 2017 5:43 a.m. PST

It's neoprene, according to Battlefront, and only $90 USD! But I suspect that you knew that ……

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2017 6:44 a.m. PST

About $140 USD in OZ. Plus P&P.

It'd want to be pretty nice for that price which is why I'm asking for opinions before I consider buying.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Apr 2017 6:58 a.m. PST

Basically a two sided mouse pad

BattlerBritain08 Apr 2017 7:23 a.m. PST

I've got one on order but it's been nearly 2 months now and no sign of it yet.

Apparently they had to change supplier in China.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Apr 2017 7:36 a.m. PST

I'm actually not a fan of this material. It looks too "smooth." Reminds me of bad CGI/Green Screen. Too smooth, too flat, too uniform.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2017 7:49 a.m. PST

"I've got one on order but it's been nearly 2 months now…"

Same here.

repaint08 Apr 2017 8:03 a.m. PST

I was about to pre-order one when I realized that I prefer to build my hills by putting books under a softer mat. This material won't work for that.

chaos0xomega08 Apr 2017 8:22 a.m. PST

Im on the fence, I love neoprene mats, but Im concerned about this one being double sided as the face down side will likely pick up dirt/wear faster due to contact with the surface below. I suppose that can be mitigated if you place a sheet down underneath it first.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2017 9:18 a.m. PST

Good point: I am planning on using a sheet as well. The top side of my gaming table is painted/varnished wood but dust/dirt/wear can still be an issue…that is, if I ever get the Mat!

OneBadMonkee09 Apr 2017 1:30 a.m. PST

Put a tablecloth beneath the mat? ;-)

Wargamer Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2017 2:39 p.m. PST

Go to a fabric store, gobs of felt at great prices !!!! I bought a 4x8 ft. mat of grass-green color for $11.00 USD USD. I'll be going back to get a brown mat soon

I also bought a piece of lt. blue light fabric with dots 1 inch apart which I use to play "Wooden Ships & Iron Men". The dots are just right for my 1/1200 ships.

Sudwind09 Apr 2017 6:02 p.m. PST

Looking forward to acquiring one of these!

Old Wolfman20 Apr 2017 7:15 a.m. PST

Looks nice.

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