A great looking table can add a huge amount to the cinematic feel of wargames such as Warhammer 40k and Warpath. Today we are reviewing a Wargames Terrain Mat from Deep-Cut Studio, a company specialising in great looking backdrops to a wide range of tabletop games.
Here is the Wargames Terrain Mat as it was delivered to us. We’ve opted for the Warzone themed mat in the largest size at 4’x6′ (122 x 183 cm) as this will work well for Warhammer 40k, but its also available in smaller sizes for use in skirmish games like Deadzone. The 4’x6′ mat is priced at £39.90 (around $63) from the Deep-Cut Studio store.
The packaging tube is made from a very thick card with the Deep-Cut logo printed on it. It’s just over 4 feet long and comes with plastic stoppers in each end. It feels very durable and so should be easily reusable as storage for our terrain mat.
Here’s the area we’re going to be using for our game today, it’s quite large and so will easily accommodate the Wargames Terrain Mat plus plenty of room around the edges for our models and rulebooks.
On opening up the packaging we can see our Wargames Terrain Mat rolled up inside. The tube is a little longer than the mat so there’s no danger of damaging the edge of your mat during in delivery or storage.
Pulling the mat from its packaging we can see that it’s made from a durable PVC with a slightly textured back which should stop it slipping around on the table.
The mat looks great when rolled out on the table, the PVC gaming surface is non-textured with a highly detailed printed surface, and the whole thing feels quite durable. The Wargames Terrain Mat is also useful for clearly defining the gaming area even if your table is larger or the wrong shape for the game you play.
Here are some close up photos of some of the details on the mat, there’s a large range of craters, rock, debris, and the main feature which is a fractured highway including some sci-fi symbols.
In the bottom left corner of the mat is the Deep-Cut Studio logo, its pretty small and we didn’t find it intrusive at all.
Here you can see the Wargames Terrain Mat with a few pieces of scenery scattered around, and instantly we have a cool looking battlefield to wage war on. These are mostly ruins designed for Warhammer 40k.
Here we can see the battle is well under way with a selection of Warhammer 40k Imperial Guard, Chaos Marines, and Tyranids from Games Workshop all ripping each other to pieces. The Wargames Terrain Mat is providing a great looking and immersive background to the battle.
Here are some closer shots of the action. After the battle we were easily able to roll up the Wargames Terrain Mat and store it back in it’s tube.
We found the warzone themed Wargames Terrain Mat from Deep-Cut Studio to be a great addition to our game. It’s a relatively low cost solution to add a good looking backdrop to sci-fi themed wargames such as Warhammer 40k and Warzone. It’s also light-weight and very portable in it’s packaging tube, so would be easy to take with you to a game if needed. Comparing it to the other common options which include gaming boards which are often expensive and heavy, and grass mats which often don’t fit the theme of sci-fi battles, we would heartily recommend one of these PVC terrain mats. If you’d like to see the other themes Deep-Cut Studios have to offer, head over to www.deepcutstudio.com/