8x6 mats or astroturf?

8x6 mats or astroturf?

Postby The Waxed Moustache » 18 Apr 2017

I'm looking to expand the table to 8x6 and am exploring my options.

One is to go astroturf/fake grass. Advantage: very cheap compared to gaming mats. Disadvantages: heavy, green is a bit iffy, little colour choice.

The other option is to buy a mat, but am having trouble finding ones that go above 6x4. Any suggested manufacturers? Ideally from the UK due to the feeble pound but am open to options. Also, ideally without bits that flake off, to keep the other half happy...

Much obliged :hello:
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Re: 8x6 mats or astroturf?

Postby Taylor » 18 Apr 2017

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Re: 8x6 mats or astroturf?

Postby The Waxed Moustache » 18 Apr 2017

Thanks Alan. I have a TerrainMat 6x4 and the hoover complains of being over-worked each time the mat comes out. It looks great though.

Do you have any experience with Tiny Wargames? They look promising, but I've not seen one in the flesh.
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Re: 8x6 mats or astroturf?

Postby Taylor » 18 Apr 2017

The Waxed Moustache wrote:Thanks Alan. I have a TerrainMat 6x4 and the hoover complains of being over-worked each time the mat comes out. It looks great though.

Do you have any experience with Tiny Wargames? They look promising, but I've not seen one in the flesh.


Unfortunately I don't - sorry
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Re: 8x6 mats or astroturf?

Postby Chris W » 19 Apr 2017

I was in B&Q at the weekend and you can now buy a sample of different lengths/colours of astroturf at £2 - the rectangular samples make great crop fields.
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Re: 8x6 mats or astroturf?

Postby The Waxed Moustache » 24 Apr 2017

Chris W wrote:I was in B&Q at the weekend and you can now buy a sample of different lengths/colours of astroturf at £2 - the rectangular samples make great crop fields.


Thanks for the pointer :thumbsup: . I found an online retailer offering slightly more than 8x6 for £22.
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Re: 8x6 mats or astroturf?

Postby Paul831 » 24 Apr 2017

I bought a 'grass mat' from Aldi, 2m x 1m, but nothing to stop you putting a couple together to make up whatever size you want. Its not the long Astroturf type but a shorter flock type that works well with 20mm, other terrain will sit well on top of it, and the price was only £6.99 for a 2m x 1m roll, and it doesn't lose flock either!
https://www.aldi.co.uk/search?text=grass%20mat
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Re: 8x6 mats or astroturf?

Postby Olivier » 25 Apr 2017

Hello everyone..
I have recently ordered some terrain matts elements from Terrainmat...
I bought several stuff from them in the past and was quite confident with the result while ordering.

Well, i must say i've been VERY disappointed.. the rocky effects are poor, you can see the white foam Under a ppor flck.
the flock does not stick to the cloth and the marshes are... poor..

I'll post some pictures when i'll be able to grab the box...
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Re: 8x6 mats or astroturf?

Postby sundaysoldier » 26 Apr 2017

I make textured mats, wich are sturdy and good looking :grin:

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The only issue is that I cannot make mats bigger than 180cmx120cm (most of my customers buy 3x3, 4x4 or 6x4).
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