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Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2018 5:49 a.m. PST

Some sort of "bank of the Nile" type mat might be useful to many gamers. It could be used for colonial actions in the Sudan or skirmish actions in the Congo or other areas where a river is the central terrain feature for the game. Half the mat could be a darker colored river with some vegetation along the bank. You could also sell separate mats of just the river color so that gamers could expand their game or use it for gunboat actions on the Nile or in China.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2018 5:50 a.m. PST

That sounds like a great idea.


axabrax Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2018 6:32 a.m. PST

I'd like to see smaller versions of the double sided matsólike 3x3 and 3x4. This would be great for skirmish games and Saga.

general btsherman09 May 2018 8:02 a.m. PST

North American forest floor.

companycmd09 May 2018 9:06 a.m. PST

White House Interior, followed by Congress Interior then Langley, etc.

Personal logo SBminisguy Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2018 9:58 a.m. PST

A double-sided sci-fi skirmish mat, with a moonscape on one side and a martian scape on the other side.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2018 10:10 a.m. PST

A single piece DBA size mat = 24 in.≤

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2018 10:43 a.m. PST

Is there a day planned where there will be more information provided?

repaint09 May 2018 12:39 p.m. PST

More Europeran designs:
More European country side

ekessler50709 May 2018 1:25 p.m. PST

I agree with the NA forest floor.
How about AWI battle mats like were done for ACW such as White Plains, Brandywine, Camden, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, etc.

Barries Lead Mountain09 May 2018 3:11 p.m. PST

I would buy one that had a 28mm city-scape (ie bigger roads and pavements – 100mm?) one side and European fields but on 28mm scale (ie bigger fields 300mm+)

Dashetal09 May 2018 3:23 p.m. PST

6 by 4 28mmm Stalingrad mat designed for Bolt Action.

Wargamer Blue09 May 2018 3:40 p.m. PST

3 x 6 mats for Star Wars Legion

McKinstry Fezian09 May 2018 5:07 p.m. PST

Additions to the existing 6-15mm Napoleonic mats (Quatre Bras/Waterloo) such as Austerlitz, Wagram, Freidland or Leipzig.

Ironbottom Sound or Narvik Fjord for naval games.

Apachex09 May 2018 5:20 p.m. PST

Hex set for Samurai Battles, Commands and Colors, Memoir 44, etc.

ChrisBrantley09 May 2018 5:58 p.m. PST

European fields seen from an altitude of about 10000 feet, optimized for WWI aerial. It would be closer to your new Stalinggrad Grand Tactical map than your current European fields maps.

A futuristic or post-apocalyptic map depicting something like a spaceport (e.g. Mos Eisley), District 9 style shanty-town or Gaslands ruins

Also like the Nile/river bank idea, and the two sided Mars/Moon idea.

axabrax Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2018 5:07 a.m. PST

+1 on the AWI Battlemats like the ones done for ACW

TodCreasey Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2018 7:14 a.m. PST

+1 for the Bank of the Nile one although I would prefer a river with Dark Vegetation (Bank of the Amazon)

The Angry Piper10 May 2018 8:58 a.m. PST

A futuristic or post-apocalyptic map depicting something like a spaceport (e.g. Mos Eisley), District 9 style shanty-town or Gaslands ruins


Aspern1809 Sponsoring Member of TMP10 May 2018 5:37 p.m. PST

All great ideas! Keep 'em coming!

Tinywargames Sponsoring Member of TMP10 May 2018 10:51 p.m. PST
Cornelius Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2018 3:47 a.m. PST

A Kickstarter open to people outside North America would be good.

DestoFante11 May 2018 7:11 a.m. PST

Semi-arid European ground, for Napoleonic Peninsula battles in Spain as well as SCW, and WW2 in Greece, Crete or Sicily. It would probably work for Modern Lebanon too. I imagine brown/burnt semi-desertic ground but green vegetation (olive trees, etc.)

rmcaras Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 4:36 p.m. PST

Intrigued by the specific battle mats [Gettysburg etc]…but they are not produced in scales I play.

I wonder if flex scalability might be possible, and given the limits of mat size, might be produced to cover a set, and selectable physical size [might take more than one mat, but minimize overlap, prefer butt joint]?

Eg; produce a mat of "Borodino" or "Waterloo", "Shiloh"…etc etc just as examples to specific sizes: 6ft x5ft, 8ftx5ft, up to 9ftx5ft. Note, the 9ft x 5ft is the ubiquitous ping pong table.

Lots of plastic folding tables are sold in 4x2ft; 5x2.5ft, 6x2.5ft, 8x2.5ft, sold almost everywhere.

Some common configuration of tables would provide: 4x4ft, 4x6ft, 5x5ft, 5x6ft, 5x7.5ft, 5x8ft, 5x8.5ft, 6x6.5ft, 6x7.5ft and the ping pong table 5x9ft.

I'd pick a few of these if not selectable, 5x8.5ft/5x9ft merge into one scale [note could take 2 mats to make], etc

Dashetal14 May 2018 10:15 a.m. PST

3' by 3' mat for Streets of Pompey. It would fit better under a 3' by 3' city walls arrangement. Most tables at conventions and many homes are 5' by 6'. This would work better for a siege with the outside space available for the assaulting troops.

sgibson Inactive Member16 May 2018 5:38 p.m. PST

We use the roaring twenties street mat for our modern 28mm zombies games. I'd love another mat that can connect and expand on it.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2018 2:31 p.m. PST

Mid-Autumn Scrubland. Some patches of grasses still a fading green, some already gone to seed, etc.

I haven't been able to find Fall mats from anybody!

Another one of terrain cut-outs, this time with larger sized rivers that twist and turn, 2.5" and 5" wide ones or so would be good. Your current river options are twisty small rivers, or straight canals of wider ones. Some small ponds would be good. Dry (and/or semi-dry) twisty river beds would be great to go with an Autumn mat too.

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