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John Secker Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2017 4:12 p.m. PST

I have been googling for some time with no joy, so I am looking for pointers. I would like to find a mat, let's say 6' x 4', to use for city streets in Prohibition or Pulp era scenarios. Asphalt streets, sidewalks, maybe a little bit of urban grass. Ideally smooth (i.e. mousemat or vinyl rather than cloth). I have looked at a lot of manufacturers, but their urban mats tend to be either modern/futuristic with high-tec paraphernalia, or ruined – craters, fire damage, weeds and debris. I just want something that I can use as a city street in the mid-20th Century. Ideally sourced from the UK or Europe, since shipping can be expensive for a large mat, but I'd like to know about US sources too. Any ideas?

Twoball Cane07 Nov 2017 5:23 p.m. PST

Look no further than cigar box studios battlemats…..fleece mats and they have a street layout for pulp. I have several mats and the are wonderful. They can be washed…won't scratch your minis and are very detailed…..love them. Can't say enough good things about them.

I just looked they have a 4x6 mat for 1920s fun….

Mike Mayes Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 3:54 a.m. PST

Have looked at the Cigar Box Roaring 20's mat it would probably be good but cannot confirm how wide the roads are does anyone know?

pvi99th08 Nov 2017 4:00 a.m. PST

I agree. They are great.

North Star Military Miniatures carries them in the UK.

Here is the link to the section. link

I believe the Roaring 20s is what Twoball Cane is talking about. I have been debating buying that myself.

Norrins08 Nov 2017 4:27 a.m. PST

I use this one from Ceri Design – is it 4' x 3' though.

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Gulik2308 Nov 2017 6:06 a.m. PST

I got a nice 6x4 modern city mat from Warzone Studios (based in Russia).

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John Secker Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 2:27 p.m. PST

Thanks to all, these all look good. The Cigar Box one is fleece – will that work for a concrete/asphalt surface, as opposed to grass/vegetation? Anyone got that one?

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART08 Nov 2017 4:14 p.m. PST

The cigar box streets looks a little too modern but thy are attractive looking.

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