|Kent Reuber ||06 Dec 2017 12:30 p.m. PST|
Small misprint on the page about the 4'x3' grid size. It should say 10cm grid rather than 15cm.
"… being 4' by 3' (1200mm x 900mm) and printed with an unobtrusive 15cm grid (twelve squares by nine).."
| Cacique Caribe ||06 Dec 2017 1:29 p.m. PST|
Given any thought to making a calm coastal/lake water mat?
Either 3 foot by 3 foot in size, or 3 foot by 4 foot?
| BigRedBat ||06 Dec 2017 2:17 p.m. PST|
Thanks Kent- fixed that!
Hi Dan, why don't you try Deep-Cut directly? I think they have a system where you send them a design and they print it on the material you choose (vinyl I assume).
|Sean D Clark||06 Dec 2017 3:29 p.m. PST|
Perfect for Peter Pig games too! They have being using 6" squares for years in their rules 😀
| Dale Hurtt ||06 Dec 2017 4:28 p.m. PST|
Tin Soldiers in Action also uses a 6" grid.
| BigRedBat ||06 Dec 2017 5:43 p.m. PST|
6"/15cm is the most popular grid I sell; over half the gridded mats are 15cm, with most of the balance being 10cm or 20cm.
|skipper John ||07 Dec 2017 7:28 a.m. PST|
I bought the Steppe mat 2 years ago and I love mine. I fold mine into a 7.5 by 13 inch to fit into my armytransport bag of troops. Unfold it and in ten minutes every crease is flat and gone. Sweet mat!
|Rallynow ||07 Dec 2017 4:03 p.m. PST|
I know I am very much in the minority but I find that most of the new style mats do not work well with 15mm scale. They tend To loud and distracting. Takes away from the figures. They don't photograph well, at least the Cigar mats don't. The photos turn out white and washed out. I keep preferring my Monday Knight 8 x 6 green mat and my old Geo-Hex mats.
However I am very tempted because these mats on sale are suppose to be made for smaller scales I might be tempted if I can get it in 8 x 6. I just don't want to get stuck with another mat that I won't use.
| BigRedBat ||07 Dec 2017 4:38 p.m. PST|
If buying a mat for 15mm I'd go for the Plains mat, its the most popular of all the mats and doesn't have a distinct grass pattern on it. It's not a "busy" mat, either; we use it for 15mm.
I have the Plains mat in 8x6 without a grid, it's here: -
I do agree that mats, in general, don't always photograph well. I suspect that it is to do with the way that light can reflect off the white material that the designs are printed on. It oftenseems to relate to the angle of the light to the fabric.
|Rallynow ||07 Dec 2017 5:09 p.m. PST|
I have that one and I just did not like it. My mats are in storage right now as we are moving to a new house shortly. So I can't look at it. But I think the issue was the large stones in the middle of the picture. Why are they there? They are too 3D. I have my own terrain that I use on my mats.
I think there are a number of gamers like me. Mostly historical gamers, who would appreciate a toned down mat with a green base and some subtle brown and yellows. Just so it doesn't look like a pool table. Don't need or want the garish 3D effects. The player has all the 3D kit to use like rocks, trees, fences, buildings etc.
It's like you are playing on the top of trees or mountains instead of in or around them. They seem more suitable for fantasy gaming. I find the new desert mats too light and bright. I have gone back to my darker tan Geo-Hex desert mat. But they are very popular and even some of my friends like the ones I used.
| BigRedBat ||08 Dec 2017 12:06 p.m. PST|
Hi Rallynow, I'd also prefer it if Plains came without stones but alas it's not an option. I don't find the stones terribly obtrusive, and in any case I tend to lay terrain pieces over the mat as you describe- often over the stones!
Meadow, of course, has not a single pebble. :-)