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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2020 1:31 p.m. PST

So given how popular this is for wargaming, I can't seem to find many who makes them for wargamers.
Cigar box battle mats said a few of their mats were available in teddy bear fur. But doesn't look to be available any more.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2020 1:31 p.m. PST

You have dogs, so put them to work tracking them down.

A scoped weapon is a good idea, since some teddies can be rather small.

SBminisguy22 Apr 2020 1:41 p.m. PST

Killing Fields make them:

https://www.killingfieldsterrain.com

Eclectic Wave22 Apr 2020 1:53 p.m. PST

Like the Killing fields static grass mat.

JeffGrein22 Apr 2020 2:07 p.m. PST

https://crscrafts.com

This is the company in the US that I have purchased fur from. The stuff they supply is very good quality and plush enough to give a good mat. The good stuff is not cheap though.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2020 2:50 p.m. PST

Your local fabric retailer might have some.

14Bore22 Apr 2020 3:48 p.m. PST

Teddy Bear season is in the late fall here just before Christmas.

KimRYoung Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2020 3:51 p.m. PST

Your local fabric retailer might have some.

Yes, Joann Fabrics has plenty and can be ordered online. Probably not the color you might want, but easily can be dyed.

Actually that's probably a better way to go as many of the commercial "game mats" are way too dark and many games I have seen give the impression of battles being waged at dusk!

Kim

JimDuncanUK22 Apr 2020 4:11 p.m. PST

I got a couple of bags of teddy bear fur from Colonel Bills.

Reasonably priced too.

JeffGrein22 Apr 2020 5:00 p.m. PST

One thing I have noticed is that the material that most fabric retailers have is pretty short fiber and it also does not take paint very well. It is cheaper though.

Fish23 Apr 2020 4:54 a.m. PST

I finally found faux teddy bear fur in local fabric store.

Dagwood23 Apr 2020 5:21 a.m. PST

… and with faux teddy bear fur you can be reassured that no teddy bears were harmed ….

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2020 5:49 a.m. PST

Couldn't find any at colonel Bill's. And killing fields is out of stock.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2020 6:06 a.m. PST

And I can't order anything from the US. As there are no planes going between US and Europe.

JimDuncanUK23 Apr 2020 6:33 a.m. PST

Loads of options on Amazon but I don't know about delivery to Norway.

Bede1900223 Apr 2020 7:08 a.m. PST

The Wargaming Company ( people who make ESR) have the Killing Fields mats. thewargamingcompany.com

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2020 8:01 a.m. PST

Thanks, I ordered from them, We'll see when it shows up. I have a tank from amazon that just disappeared.

Striker24 Apr 2020 4:40 a.m. PST

I got mine from Mendel's in San Francisco. You can order swatches as well.

mendels.com

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Apr 2020 6:25 a.m. PST

… and with faux teddy bear fur you can be reassured that no teddy bears were harmed ….

But how many fauxes were killed? And don't get me started on the unnecessary slaughter of naugas for my parent's couch in the 70's!

Your local fabric retailer might have some.

I always recommend looking through the remnants bin. There's almost always some good terrain craft stuff there. But without physically going, that's tough.

I assume that if people are ordering online, they still end up with remnants. Probably more (per transaction). "Hey, do you want to take these last two yards on the roll? I'll give you half off." doesn't work well online.

I wonder if they'll start "Add a bag of mystery remnants to your order for $10 USD"?

As there are no planes going between US and Europe.

That's not even vaguely close to true.

von Schwartz25 Apr 2020 7:40 a.m. PST

@Gunfreak
And I can't order anything from the US. As there are no planes going between US and Europe.

Gee, I could make a killing selling black market teddy bear fur, that and my idea for locust, "hop"sicles will set me up in my retirement!!

Gotta be careful though or else the WWF will wanna put Teddy Bears on the endangered species list.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2020 4:49 p.m. PST

Shhhh, be vewy, vewy quiet.

I'm hunting wabbits!

von Schwartz26 Apr 2020 8:40 a.m. PST

Wow!!! I barely survived!!! I came upon a HUGE pack of the voracious beasts in my local Wally World. They were plotting their invasion of the sporting goods department, having already conquered most of the toy department. I managed to escape through the children's department, little girls with sticky hands scare the H*ll outa them!

von Schwartz26 Apr 2020 8:44 a.m. PST

@etotheipi
But how many fauxes were killed? And don't get me started on the unnecessary slaughter of naugas for my parent's couch in the 70's

The WWF did have Naugas on their endangered species list, and I hear that the faux have been recovering nicely (the little things breed like rabbits, or wabbits if you prefer)

I had a genuine, imitation, naugahyde, Barca-lounger back in the day!

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