The Big Red Bat Shop – home of Simon Miller’s To The Strongest! Ancients rules – is now stocking battle mats.
These are sourced from Deep Cut Studios – a Lithuanian company that you may have heard both myself and Mike Hobbs speak very highly of in the past.
The mats that Simon is stocking are 6′ x 4′. They are made of cloth, and are imprinted with the DCS ‘Plains’ design. They also have a 15cm x 15cm square grid printed onto them, allowing for the TtS system to be used easily.
Simon used several of these mats during his recent Dark Age game at The Other Partizan. As you can see from the picture below, when viewed from more than a few feet away, the grid is unobtrusive:
But is well defined for actual play:
When I spoke to Simon at The Other Partisan, I did suggest that he may want to consider stocking other sizes (you will see my own, 2′ x 3′ mat on tomorrow’s blog post) He’s certainly open to the suggestions – if you want a different size, why not drop Simon a line?