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Offline Inkpaduta

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Old West Game Mats
« on: July 22, 2019, 01:08:37 AM »
Was wanting to know what companies make game mats for the Old West.
Thanks.

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Old West Game Mats
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019, 02:34:44 AM »
Don't know but the old west can be green grass, dry grass, burned grass, desert, dirt, rocky, woodland, forest, snow covered, or even urban - or just a town with dirt road so you might want to specify what you are looking for a bit more.  And that list isn't all inclusive, I'm sure!

Offline princeman

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Re: Old West Game Mats
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 02:56:50 AM »
I have a 3x3 FAT MAT that my son gave meas a present. Works great as a small town. Otherwise I use brown cloth purchased from JoAnn Fabrics. 5x12
Greg

Offline Elbows

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Re: Old West Game Mats
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 06:54:46 AM »
My preferred desert mat is actually the "Steppe" mat from Deep Cut Studios.  It's arid, pebbly, dry grass...and it's hints of beiges and greens and is essentially a perfect 'do everything mat' while being just arid enough for desert games.



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Offline ivor13

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Re: Old West Game Mats
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2019, 12:42:19 PM »
Agree with Elbows, Deep Cut mats are really nice. I'll throw out a plug for the new Knuckleduster desert mats too - I got one with the Kickstarter and I absolutely love it, and plan to get their 6x4 too  :D   *especially nice if you're stateside, shipping can be brutal on the Deep Cut stuff*

Offline Inkpaduta

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Re: Old West Game Mats
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2019, 04:34:38 PM »
Thanks Guys,

What I am after is a mat that is specifically made for the Old West.
I saw one that I liked by Game Mats and More. But, when I went back to find
the company online, I can't. Not even sure where I found it in the first place.
Frustrating. So I was now wondering if other companies made a mat that is
for Old West gaming.

Offline Scrubber

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Re: Old West Game Mats
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2019, 07:21:09 PM »
We used a desert mat for dry dusty streets.

Offline Black Burt

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Re: Old West Game Mats
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2019, 10:47:44 PM »
I use a mat from Tinywargames
https://www.tinywargames.co.uk/wild-west

Offline Inkpaduta

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Re: Old West Game Mats
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2019, 11:17:50 PM »
Black B,

I saw that one. How do you like it?

Offline LeRatierBretonnien

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Re: Old West Game Mats
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2019, 06:58:08 PM »
For your information, the guy behind this site ( http://wars175x.narod.ru/wargameprint/index.html ) is designing background for battlemaps, and sells them.
You can order any size, and your receive in return a hight-res picture that you can print on various support.

I already ordered a few designs, and it works very well. I print them on double-sided PVC canvas.

Hope it helps !

Offline Black Burt

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Re: Old West Game Mats
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2019, 11:08:48 PM »
Black B,

I saw that one. How do you like it?

Sorry not to get back sooner, I like the Tiny Wargames mat a lot, although I had them remove the railway track from mine.
I have used it many times and it still looks good.