Gale Force 9 is renowned for being prolific in providing the gamer with a host of gaming accessories. In addition to the buildings and terrain pieces in the Battlefield In A Box range, they offer an increasing number of gaming mats.
Printed upon durable neoprene, a similar material used in mouse mats, this 4 foot by 6 foot mat is a double-sided print.
On the ‘Brown’ side is a print that depicts a mixed area of dark green and pale brown ground, typical of areas of prairie or late autumn steppes. The other side is an ‘Urban’ landscape, with roads, pavements and areas laid out in ‘blocks’. Many of the areas contain sections of rubble and cracks, giving the mat the appearance of a crumbling cityscape.
The quality of the print is very high, with an excellent level of clarity and some nicely varied design. If used together, you could have the approach to a city or town, followed with a flip-of-the-mat and a battle for the urban area. Terrain would have to be placed upon the mats to add a 3D element as, due to the nature of the material used, hills or similar placed beneath the mats wouldn’t shape over it too well. However, the mat itself is pretty much scale agnostic, and could be used with various sizes of miniatures.
Although there are a large number of businesses which offer mats of this style Gale Force 9 are able to provide supporting items which makes them a ‘one stop shop’ for those searching for gaming set ups. Always striving to offer the best quality available, including pre-painted buildings and terrain in more than one scale, GF9 products are always worth a look.