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Offline Inkpaduta

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Old West Game Mats
« on: July 22, 2019, 12:08:37 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, 01:34:44 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, 01:56:50 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, 05:54:46 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, 11:42:19 AM »
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, 03:34:38 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, 06:21:09 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, 09:47:44 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, 10:17:50 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, 05:58:08 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, 10:08:48 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.

Offline princeman

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Re: Old West Game Mats
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2019, 12:14:12 AM »
Some friends here in the states have ordered from Tinywargames and always face long waiting times. Hopefully you will have better luck if you decide to order from him.
Greg

Offline dartfrog

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Re: Old West Game Mats
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2019, 07:02:43 AM »
He's in the middle of fullfilling a KS at the moment, so could be a wait.

Offline majorsmith

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Re: Old West Game Mats
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2019, 08:00:48 AM »
This is just a fleece blanket dabbed/ flicked with paint, works well enough for me!

Offline dartfrog

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Re: Old West Game Mats
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2019, 08:14:54 AM »
Nice set up.