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lmntel07 Jul 2019 2:48 p.m. PST

Hi all . I'm looking for a battle mat in a snow theme. Has anyone used the neoprene ones over other terrain ie. to create hills etc . Was thinking to put it over a GW Realm of battle board (6x4). Will it conform to the contours etc .Cheers Martin

Old Contemptible07 Jul 2019 8:06 p.m. PST

Get some white felt at your local fabric store.

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advocate07 Jul 2019 9:15 p.m. PST

Haven't used neoprene, but Cigar Box mats go well over terrain, and they do good winter mats.

Dervel Fezian08 Jul 2019 4:22 a.m. PST

I would not recommend the neoprene over hills, the Cigar Box mats work very well over terrain especially if the terrain is painted with a little grit.

Schogun08 Jul 2019 5:24 a.m. PST

Neoprene can be too thick to properly drape over contours.

Also be wary of companies that call their mats "cloth" -- many times it's thin *vinyl* sheeting and not felt or flannel. This is too stiff to properly drape also.

Iztvan08 Jul 2019 10:34 a.m. PST

Old Contemptible – those battlefields look smashing, inspirational!

John Tyson08 Jul 2019 1:49 p.m. PST

Consider Frontline Gaming mats.
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I have one of their 6x4' Ocean Mats and satisfied. Good quality.

God bless,
John T.

Must Contain Minis08 Jul 2019 10:26 p.m. PST

My vote goes behind Cigar Box Battle Mats, but they are not neoprene.

N Drury09 Jul 2019 4:54 a.m. PST

Look in fabric shops for mottled green patterns and then check the reverse of the fabric. Often you will find it is off-white with green showing through faintly – which may work for anything other than deep snow (for which any white fabric with suitable weight/texture will do) Hopefully you may then have a cloth which is reversible.

lmntel09 Jul 2019 2:21 p.m. PST

Thank for all your ideas . I'll have a look around .👍

lmntel09 Jul 2019 2:22 p.m. PST

Trentonlooks great by the way

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