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YogiBearMinis07 Jun 2022 2:58 a.m. PST

Where can you buy very large—8' x 5' or even 9' x 5'—terrain mats here in USA? I am not opposed to buying from UK though I am sure shipping may be ridiculously expensive for that item (maybe?). I am not picky about material, though not in love with neoprene or anything too "gamey".

I am interested just in generic mats such as grassland, farmland, desert, so nothing that is "aerial" or location-specific (like an urban reproduction of Stalingrad or whatever), just a couple of mats to play Napoleon's Battles for 15mm figures or other rule systems in ancient through horse and musket on a ping pong sized table.

YogiBearMinis07 Jun 2022 2:58 a.m. PST

Where can you buy very large—8' x 5' or even 9' x 5'—terrain mats here in USA? I am not opposed to buying from UK though I am sure shipping may be ridiculously expensive for that item (maybe?). I am not picky about material, though not in love with neoprene or anything too "gamey".

I am interested just in generic mats such as grassland, farmland, desert, so nothing that is "aerial" or location-specific (like an urban reproduction of Stalingrad or whatever), just a couple of mats to play Napoleon's Battles for 15mm figures or other rule systems in ancient through horse and musket on a ping pong sized table.

RittervonBek07 Jun 2022 4:56 a.m. PST

Cigar Box Battles is USA based and has big mats.

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Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jun 2022 5:08 a.m. PST

I use felt in a color called "Reet's Relish." It is slightly mottled so avoids the pure putting green look. Available in bolts 6" wide and as long as you want….

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Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2022 6:05 a.m. PST

You can check Menards, and other DIY stores, for Tee Time Indoor/Outdoor carpet, sold on large rolls, cut to length. It is a deep green. You can decorate it with paint, if it is too "gamey" for you. It will set you back <$50, to cover your Ping Pong Table. I used a Ping Pong Table for 20+ years. My new gaming table is 8.5 feet x 9.5 feet. The carpet covers it nicely, but I chose to leave a little wood exposed on every side -- carpet is big enough to cover it, but I chose not to go to the edges.

This carpet is easy to cut with a utility scissors, if necessary. The anti-slip rug material works perfectly to keep the large piece in place, yet it is easy enough to move, as necessary, to align the carpet on the tabletop.

One of the advantages to using Indoor/Outdoor carpet, is that it can be vacuumed, and if it needs to be washed, I take it outside and literally hose it off! It is incredibly durable, as well.

Used a different type of carpet (had line patterns, lighter green color), for 20+ years. When it was replaced by the Tee Time piece, I stapled the old one to the wooden stairs in my garage, where it is finally being used for its intended purpose. Still wearing like iron. Cheers!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2022 6:38 a.m. PST

I find JoAnn's Fabrics & Crafts works nicely.

Gozerius07 Jun 2022 6:50 a.m. PST

Felt usually comes in 72" wide bolts. A tan is a good base color, then hit it with varying shades of brown, tan and green spray paint. The textured spray paint can be used for making rougher areas.

Spooner607 Jun 2022 7:54 a.m. PST

I use the same felt that ExtraCrispy uses though I had to buy a different named color last order but came in the same mottled green look. I got a 6x18 foot size piece.

Chris

cabin4clw07 Jun 2022 12:25 p.m. PST

Extra Crispy. Where do you get the felt?

ChrisBrantley07 Jun 2022 1:47 p.m. PST

For my 5x8 table I went to Amazon and bought a roll of automotive carpet underlayment (aka padding). Typically comes in drab colors like grey, Kakhi or brown. Generally can be purchased in sizes that won't require cutting. Usually made out of a jute material that is thick, easy to roll up, and that will lie flat on the table without wrinkling. Better than felt for moving metal bases around. Not as suitable if you want to drape it over foam or books to create hills. If you can't find a color you like, it would be easy to hit it with a light coat of desired color(s) from a spray can

Thresher0107 Jun 2022 2:29 p.m. PST

I bought 6' x 12' pieces of felt from JoAnn's.

Use their 40% – 50% off discount coupons, or wait until the felt goes on a deep discount sale, since it is now getting to be pretty expensive.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jun 2022 5:51 p.m. PST

Two Cigar box mats give you a 6ft by 10ft table. Highly recommended.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jun 2022 7:01 a.m. PST

@cabin4clw

Or club went in and bought a 50 yard bolt.

I'm considering selling it by the yard at ScaleCreep.com

A 72" wide piece would probably be about $20 USD/yard….

companycmd18 Aug 2022 11:37 a.m. PST

I print my own graphics on fabric 58" wide by any length you want, any graphic can be done. Usually the price is $80 USD for anything like 10-16 feet long. ANY GRAPHIC.

ScoutJock18 Aug 2022 1:29 p.m. PST

Warsigil.com will make custom mats. I have a beautiful winter mat he made for me.

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