|Close up of bare/rocky area.|
|Close up of path.|
|A party of adventurers is ambushed by goblins!|
|A shot with a Dwarvenforge cottage.|
A mat like this is essentially a giant mouse pad. It rolls up for storage and lays flat instantly. It creates a nice padded surface for minis, important especially for games that rely on laying minis down as a game mechanic. As you can see, it's a nice addition.
If you've not looked at these types of mats you may want to give them a try. It took me a while to pull the trigger on one, but I'm glad I did.
Looking around online you'll find several companies that sell them. They come with lots of different types of terrain, from rural to urban to wasteland to outer space. You can buy them in sizes from 3'x3' up to 6'x4'. You can buy them with square or hex grids printed on in a variety of sizes. They really are a very versatile tool for miniature gaming. They can be pricey, but with care I think they will last a lifetime of gaming.
Until next time, carry on!