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Searching for a mat for Frostgrave (9 posts)

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  • Avatar Image mage5958p said 6 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Hey guys,

    This is a third thread I have started looking to source something. This time it is a suitable battle mat for Frostgrave. I havent played it in a while and do not have the rulebook handy right now. What size do most games get played on?

    Once I have the matt some terrain is in order. Im thinking a handful of ruined buildings from foreground or someone, with a few other bits and pieces from Games workshop (Arcane ruins) and Mom miniatures (Dwarven statues). I might do a table in a dwarven district of the city or something like that.

    Any input, ideas or suggestions?

    Stuff I plan to use: – scroll down for the Dwarf statue, it doesent seem to have its own page when you click on it – seems Dwarf ey to me

  • Avatar Image evilstu872p said 6 months, 1 week ago:

    Hey @mage Frostgrave is pretty light on as far as definitive tabletop requirements are concerned. From my recollection the main book suggests a playing area of 2×2 foot or 3×3 foot. We usually play 4×4 – the game can already get pretty brutal and anything smaller feels, as my mate said, ‘like a knife fight in a phone booth’. Book also suggests you shouldn’t generally have more than about one foot of line of sight without terrain blocking – archers can be game winners so I guess this is to redress this somewhat.

    I have a couple of game mats from Deep Cut Studios. I haven’t used other mats so don’t have a point of comparison but am happy with the ones I have. They do mats in various sizes so if you were after a themed frostgrave mat I’d recommend having a look on their website.

    If you are going for a ‘ruins’ look then plenty of collapsed/collapsing stone walls. And plinths with statues of old Dwarven lords on them (stone drybrushed or verdigris/bronze spare Dwarven minis) to make things nice and thematic. Arches and columns, maybe the odd raised dais?

    Also keep in mind Frostgrave doesn’t have to be played in the Frozen City. if you are going to reuse/re-purpose terrain in other games then you might want to go with Forestgrave, Junglegrave, Desertgrave etc.

    Best of luck with the project!

  • Avatar Image mage5958p said 6 months, 1 week ago:

    I know its light on it, thats why its great! I still like buying the official minis cos I think they are full of character and remind me of Mordheim in some ways, but its nice to have the freedom to add what I like… Say turn some spirit hosts into a frost wraith purely for this game only.

    I’ve played a few games but want to get fully emersed in it with friends. Say, tell them Im doing a surprise board game night and have Frostgrave all set up: painted terrain, minis, a mat and NPC minis on hand :)

    So 3×3 or 4×4? Cool. If your happy and you recommend them sounds good. Any links? Then again I can just google it.

    Im more into a cold one without ruins I can just have as something modular when I decide to mix up my terrain. Could easily be used for other games, y’know? I might use some Osgiliath ruins.

    I’m sticking with the name, theme and look, with most of the minis being suited up for the cold as well as how I did the bases, I don’t mind.

    Thanks! The only things I need to paint are 20 cultists. Kinda lost steam for the minis a while back.

  • Avatar Image evilstu872p said 6 months, 1 week ago:

    Links below, depending on how ‘frosty’ you want your Frostgrave theme to be…

    Wargames terrain mat – Rake’s Corner

    Wargames terrain mat – Medieval Ruins

    Wargames terrain mat – Frost-grave

    Wargames terrain mat – Tundra

    Wargames terrain mat – Winter

    I went for the PVC finish and they look and work fine :)

  • Avatar Image caesar1056p said 5 months, 4 weeks ago:

    I’m also thinking about picking up a few mats. I only play small skirmish type games and RPGs so I was thinking of getting a variety of small maps to cover as many bases as possible.

    I don’t have a lot of space for terrain so I tend to play on dungeon tiles. We just quickly build a mega dungeon using a mash up of one inch grid tiles from Hero Quest, Hybrid, Dungeon Saga and Any other dungeon crawlers I have to hand.

    Any 2D terrain solutions are a boon to my games.

  • Avatar Image beardragon142053p said 5 months, 4 weeks ago:

    First of all thanks to @mage for posting this topic (I never would have asked) and secondly thanks @evilstu , I am definately going to look at one of those options. …….I love this community!!!! Cheers gents

    Likes: KoW, DS, DB, DZ, AoS, MESBG, BB, WWX, GB, WM/H, AW and acronyms :-)
    Also likes: Dwarfs, Beer, Family, Good Friends, and Women with no taste in Men (thank god for them)
  • Avatar Image subedai126p said 5 months, 4 weeks ago:

    I went with UrbanMatz Cobblestones in 4×4, for Mordheim, Frostgrave or any other urban fantasy setting really that I might want to play in future.×4

    If you want a smaller playing area, I always think it is easy to set bounds. If I wanted a larger area, I could combine two 4×4. The map is dark and gritty and mine has a blueish tinge, so I’d imagine it would combine well with frosty terrain. As a dwarves undercity it looks a bit to cobbled together though, shoddy work by human hands.

  • Avatar Image spamelot298p said 5 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Frostgrave is awesomely flexible in terms of terrain setups…just make sure there is a fair bit of stuff around to hide from those zap happy wizzards ;)

    If you’re south of the equator, started doing some snowy mats:

  • Avatar Image dreadknot6955p said 5 months, 4 weeks ago:

    I ended up scoring a Zuzzy Matt called Scourged Lands or something like that. No point showing you that though because they’re not selling them anymore.

    What I do use as well is a PDF of a huge Frost map, especially made for Frostgrave:

    I printed it out at Vistaprint for $30 on sale on a 4*4 vinyl banner. I use the same material but smaller for my Imperial assault skirmish maps. Got those for 5 bucks on sale and been using them for years.