Spoiler Alert: This thing is absolutely awesome. Made out of a water-resistant mousepad-esque rubber material, the gaming mat (which comes in a handy pull-string sleeve for storage and transportation) is the perfect weight to spread across the table evenly without letting the corners or edges curl up. We tested the water-resistance and were equally impressed. The droplet of water magically held its shape and easily rolled off the edge, ensuring us that any spills would be easily taken care of. As far as the actual urban image on the mat goes, the level of detail is truly remarkable. Bottles, newspapers, and tire tracks litter the war-torn streets while cool set pieces such as an acid/sewage spill fill out the corners and really bring the product to life. Now, one of the best features of this particular version of the mat, and what drew us to purchasing the urban combat version, is the brilliant way it is designed. You’ll notice that two sets of streets run both along the mat and perpendicular to the long board edge. These roads actually mark the twelve inch and twenty-four inch deployment zones for dawn of war and hammer and anvil deployment respectively. In addition, a set of flares mark the vanguard strike deployment, thus covering all of the 40k player’s bases and is a brilliant way of incorporating the game rules into the design of the mat itself.
Finally, the surface of the gaming mat is, and this may sound a little odd, but perfect for rolling dice! They rarely get cocked but also don’t bounce with such force that they exit the earth’s atmosphere and hurtle endlessly into space. Overall, we were blown away with the quality of the Frontline Gaming and Table War Gaming Mat. At $85 plus shipping, it may seem a bit steep for a simple gaming mat. And it would be, were this product a simple gaming mat! But in fact, it is so much more. They come in tons of varieties to fit your style (or even match the basing scheme of your army) and they will be sure to provide an unparalleled aesthetic experience for your wargaming. If that price still seems steep for the incredible value you are receiving, you should definitely consider splitting the cost among your wargaming group. The mat will definitely get its use by every member of your group and is the perfect way for a new gaming group to add much needed cinematic improvements to their narrative forging. You can check out all of the different gaming mats, as well as order your own, here. If you’re not convinced yet, check out the rest of our pictures and see for yourself; the improvement is truly phenomenal!
Hey Guys! We’ve got a special treat for you today. Our first battle report on our new gaming table is now complete, so now you can see our armies duke it out on a beautiful (I may be a bit biased, we worked hard on it!) table featuring some newly painted terrain and of course the Frontline Gaming and Table War Gaming mat. If you haven’t seen the mat yet, or would like more information, you can check out our comprehensive review of the product here. And now, you can see it in action! A familiar Necron army takes on an interesting (possibly innovative?) Space Marine/Grey Knight list. As always, let us know what you think in the comments, and like, follow, subscribe and all that good stuff that greatly helps us out!