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Offline RooksBailey

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Snow Terrain Mat
« on: November 16, 2013, 09:13:35 PM »
Can someone recommend a place to get a snow-themed terrain mat?  I have a 4'x4' gaming table that is currently covered in some very old and faded grass paper and I would like to cover it up with a snow theme.  Any recommendations?  I'm in the States, so a domestic supplier would be preferable. 

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Re: Snow Terrain Mat
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 10:47:50 PM »
Buying enough white felt to cover a 4x4 would get a bit costly from what I just googled.  How about going to a local Walmart or fabric shop to see if you can get some cheap, near or off-white fabric to lay over the table?

My downstairs gaming tables that I use for mini's are already white, so personally, I'd just go with the tablettop for any snow scenarios.  You may not have that option however.
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Re: Snow Terrain Mat
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 11:29:29 PM »
Buying enough white felt to cover a 4x4 would get a bit costly from what I just googled.  How about going to a local Walmart or fabric shop to see if you can get some cheap, near or off-white fabric to lay over the table?

My downstairs gaming tables that I use for mini's are already white, so personally, I'd just go with the tablettop for any snow scenarios.  You may not have that option however.

Those are some good ideas.  I'll have to explore some options like painting the table or looking for fabric. 
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Re: Snow Terrain Mat
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 08:07:57 AM »
white crushed velvet seems to look good and not be expensive.
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Re: Snow Terrain Mat
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 08:17:08 AM »
What about polyester batting used in sewing? If you get the very thin kind it might work.

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Re: Snow Terrain Mat
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 02:52:12 PM »
All good ideas, guys.  Thanks!  I have to start training my brain to think less like a "spoon feed me" PC gamer and more like a scrappy miniatures enthusiast.   :)  I think I am going to go with GJK's idea of painting the table.  ONE side is covered with grass paper, but the other is just raw plywood.  Why not just paint the underside white?  Then I have a two sided table!   :D 

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Re: Snow Terrain Mat
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 08:47:49 PM »
Sounds like a perfect solution; easy and cheap and effective.  ;)
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Re: Snow Terrain Mat
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2013, 09:22:36 AM »
when you get to making elevated terrain call this guy, he makes the best mountains:

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Re: Snow Terrain Mat
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2013, 02:50:45 PM »
LOL! 

Finished painting the table.  Now I just need to finish painting the last of my minis for the first Tomorrow's War tutorial scenario. 

I see the tutorial on mechanized warfare comes next.  I think I might try a set of paper minis like these:  http://www.wargamevault.com/product/17655/Ice-%26-Sand-Tank-Pak?it=1

I've been browsing through these paper minis and I am really impressed by the selection.  It won't ever replace having actual minis but they do make for a cheap way to fill out a force, not to mention saving a lot of time when you just want to get some units on a board.
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Re: Snow Terrain Mat
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2013, 04:50:37 AM »
Let me know what you think of the mechanics of Tomorrow's War.  Me and my son have played a bit of its sister game, Force on Force and I like it for the most part but we have found that it needed some house rules to satisfy our needs for the game. 
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Re: Snow Terrain Mat
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2013, 02:44:05 PM »
Let me know what you think of the mechanics of Tomorrow's War.  Me and my son have played a bit of its sister game, Force on Force and I like it for the most part but we have found that it needed some house rules to satisfy our needs for the game.

Will do.  I am still working my way through the infantry combat rules.  Seems a bit dicey at times but I won't know for sure until I do an actual play-through. 
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