This new battlefield mat from Gale Force 9’s ‘Battlefield in a Box’ range is a useful addition to any wargamer’s collection.
The mat is 48” by 72”, AKA 4’ by 6’. A standard size for many wargames.
The neoprene material used is sturdy but not too thick. This makes the mat easy to fold and roll. Smooth hills or similar placed beneath it could be made to work, but it’s probably best to place terrain on top.
Perhaps the main selling point for this mat is the fact that it is double-sided. On one side is an expanse of green, punctuated by some areas of lighter shading and what looks like brown areas where the grass has worn away. On the other is a more desert-like scene, with different shading, and some rocky looking areas.
This allows one mat to cover a host of different battlefields. In fact, the very generic nature of the designs on the two sides of the mat means that they could be used almost anywhere and any-when. Just use your terrain collection to add a sense of the period you’re playing and everything is good. Of course, the Battlefield in a Box range also has you covered for that…
This is a good quality product, with multiple possibilities for gaming across a range of genres. It’s also good value for money, with two gaming surfaces in one. A great idea, and worth a punt.