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paulgalenpotter02 Oct 2014 7:22 a.m. PST

Cigar box battle store sells a nice range of different styles of battle mats, they now have dba mats and a mat that consists of a variety of terrain pieces that can be cut out. Below is the announcement and the site address:



I have put some pictures of the cut out pieces on fanaticus.
you can scroll down this page and on the following page to see a variety of the diffrent cut out terrain pieces:



parrskool02 Oct 2014 7:49 a.m. PST

Can I get these from a UK outlet ???

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2014 8:03 a.m. PST

I bought a 15mm Europe mat and it is fantastic. Really nice stuff!

CBChris Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Oct 2014 8:45 a.m. PST

Thanks to everyone for your very nice comments and recommendations. We are really happy with the quality and utility of our new products and are very excited about how beautiful they make your games!

parrskool: we ship worldwide and are always looking to find great relationships with distributors and stockists. if you know any of these folks, please let them know about our products and encourage them to contact us about carrying our products.

we can be reached at

plus, you only pay shipping on your first mat when ordering from us!

all my best
Chris Ward
Cigar Box Battle Mats

MikeinNS02 Oct 2014 10:10 a.m. PST

I would love to see a 6x12 Waterloo version!


CBChris Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Oct 2014 11:29 a.m. PST

that is a fantastic idea!

elsyrsyn02 Oct 2014 11:34 a.m. PST

Those look really nice!


Clays Russians02 Oct 2014 1:36 p.m. PST

Dammmmmmmm, those are nice………….

Dave Crowell02 Oct 2014 2:58 p.m. PST

Those are very nice and the DBA combo mat looks to be an outstanding bargain.

Could you make 2x3 foot mats available on request?

377CSG Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2014 7:48 p.m. PST

Just order 2 x 4'X 6' 28mm Europe. They look great – just what I have been looking for.

GatorDave Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2014 4:47 a.m. PST

Put me down for two of the Desert mats.

CBChris Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Oct 2014 7:14 a.m. PST

Guys, we have had such great reception with our products! Please tell your friends and send me pics of your games, we want to see what you do with our Battle Mats and let others see as well!

RICHARDC196702 Oct 2016 6:51 a.m. PST

I like the San Juan Hill mat, it would be great as a tropical setting for my Spanish town terrain from Hovels Ltd for a pirate(specifically the new Blood and Plunder game from Firelock Games)assault to capture supplies and treasure, but I think it would be better with about 50% less trees around the middle of the mat(I.e. A bit more open ground), Can you guys at Cigar Box Battle make a me custom mat with less trees?

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2016 11:39 a.m. PST

I am still waiting for a true 2' x 2' DBA Mat. The duplex version is too big and combines a seldom used dry format with a pale green side.

The "green" side is not very green, more yellowish. I may need to give a dusting of spray green paint. Also shiny. The desert side is nice. I think there are only 43 Dry armies out of 600. Not very cost effective to have an equal number of terrain types on one mat, unless it is possible to buy extra grassy ones. I would buy a couple mats if they were green. I also didn't like the woods with cobblestones in between the trees. I used the "green" mat at a DBA demonstration.


MichaelCD13 Oct 2016 9:48 a.m. PST

Bobgnar, the mat by Gorgon Studios is a 2'x2' DBA mat. I measured mine to be sure


catavar13 Oct 2016 1:54 p.m. PST

They are really nice. Great idea!

manchesterreg23 Oct 2016 12:13 p.m. PST

Who sells them in the UK?

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2016 6:55 a.m. PST

Indeed the Gorgon Studios DBA Mat is 2'x2'. I have 2. I am wondering how this came into the discussion of Cigar Box mats? The wonderful DBA mat by the Terrain Guy is also that size. Wish he were still in business.

Dexter Ward27 Oct 2016 5:14 a.m. PST

Northstar used to sell them in the UK (I bought the 'European fields' one from them, and very nice it is too), but it seems they don't any more.

Cornelius07 Dec 2016 3:53 a.m. PST

Yes, it is a shame Northstar no longer have them. They were in a sale and I hummed and haa-ed and then they were gone and it was too late!

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