Battlemats have been designed to replicate the detailed playing surface of fully sculpted custom boards. Each Battlemat has been designed using high-resolution photographic images of physical wargaming terrain. This gives the terrain an amazingly realistic look and remains perfectly flat so it can be rolled up and safely stored in its carrying tube.
Below is an example of our terrain mats, themed around desert urban terrain.
Please note: We have added the ‘Virtual’ logo to all the digitally created illustrations to help distinguish between photographic images and ones we have created virtually using the 3D software.
How do we design a Battlemat?
We have been professional designers for over 25 years and acquired many design skills. We are proficient at digital design and illustration, using the latest digital software, we can montage photographic images together of detailed physical terrain to create the final mat image. As each design is specifically printed it enables us to offer a greater range of designs.
We provide a custom design service and can create a design that is tailor-made. This often means that either we produce small miniature features to add to your design or produce 3D virtual images to collate into your layout. Creating 3D virtual elements to add to your mat is a great way to introduce many new features.
If you would like to discuss a custom design with us, then please contact us
How do we make printed mats?
We print the mats to order, as this ensures that we can provide you with more flexibility and choice over the design and materials on which the terrain mats are printed on. We know that choice is the most significant factor when deciding which terrain you would like, and we can provide a variety of design options.
We use specialist large-formatted printers, who are dedicated to producing the best quality mats possible. We guarantee each mat for 2 years and each mat is printed using UV stable inks, which are designed for exterior use and will stand up to general gaming for many years. They are fade and scratch-resistant and made using eco-solvent inks.
High-Quality PVC – Printed Mats
Mats are printed onto various materials, which give you the option of choosing which material is best suited.
Battlemats are printed on Heavy duty & Lightweight PVC.
Heavy duty PVC material (0.5mm)
Battlemats or Backdrops can be printed using a heavy duty material. It has a matt finish with virtually no material grain. This is a durable material which is designed for exterior use. It provides excellent clarity for the printed image. It is fade and scratch resistant, and can be drawn on with water-soluble dry marker pens, and then easily removed. The material has an almost softer, padded feel, protecting miniatures from damage.
Close up the image of the Heavy Duty PVC (0.5mm) Battlemat
Lightweight PVC material (0.3mm)
Battlemats and Backdrops can be printed using Lightweight PVC material. It has a matte finish with no material grain at all and has a very smooth finish. It is also designed for exterior use and provides excellent clarity for the printed image. It is fade and scratch resistant can be drawn on with water-soluble dry marker pens and easily removed. It has a slightly harder feel to the Heavy Duty PVC making it is perfect for backdrops. It has a grey backing designed to help it recover quickly from being rolled up and can lay perfectly flat given a small amount of time.
Close up image of the Lightweight PVC Battlemat
Premium rubber neoprene/mouse mat – Printed Mats & Tiles – Coming Soon!
Premium quality mats are available on rubber backed 2mm heavy duty neoprene or mouse mat material, which is perfect as a gaming surface. We have been extremely impressed with the properties of the mats which are printed to a very high standard.
The material has a soft rubbery finish, which is very similar to most mouse mats. This protects miniatures against damage. The mat surface creates a high level of friction and helps prevent miniatures from sliding when stood on an uneven surface, such as a hill. Placing fabric, polystyrene, or objects under the mat can easily create hills and undulating features. The mat has a completely seamless matt finish, which allows photographs to be taken of miniatures with virtually no fabric grain showing up in extreme close-up photographs, particularly useful for small-scale sizes. The matt is 2mm in thickness and has a rubber backing making it sit very firmly on a table so no movement occurs. It protects the table surface from scratches when used for instance on a polished dining room table. It is crease free and can be folded or rolled for storage.