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    Hi

    Does anyone know where to get one or two game mats for SoG? Amazon.sg has only for more than S$150. Super expensive.
    Any ideas? Or is someone selling his one?😋

    Best from SG
    Lutz

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    To be honest Lutz, you are better off with non official mats. They look far better than the official ones with all the not needed lines on them and you can get a bigger mat much cheaper. The one I use for shows is a blue flecked with white plastic table covering and is well over twice the size of two official ones at the price of one.
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    Hi Lutz,

    rivalsky.com.au has them for 64.95. I have 2 of them. Postage is 20.00 I think. Dearer than Rob's suggestion nice to have.

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    Hey Lutz,

    Given your options I will echo Rob's recommendation and recommend you purchase a larger ocean themed mat from another vendor or make your own out of fleece, felt or whatever you want. You can even have custom ones made out of vinyl, cloth or mousepad material using your own graphic.

    Years ago, in anticipation of my purchasing Sails of Glory (which only recently came to fruition), I bought Games Workshop's Dreadfleet cloth mat off Ebay. It's 42"' x 60" (107cm x 152cm) and looks fantastic! It may be really hard to find these days but the size is perfect for Sails of Glory.

    I also have the official mat as it came with a large lot I bought on Ebay. Personally I think it's undersized, even for a standard one on one battle. Given that the wind is always in play and the fact that shooting takes place at 10" or less the mat's 26" (67cm) width can feel claustrophobic at times. It's not uncommon to find yourself quickly running out of real estate as you attempt to turn away from the mat edge while avoiding being taken aback by the wind. 2 vs 2 or bigger battles only worsen the effect. Two official mats side by side, aligned along the longer edge, would be ideal but an expensive proposition.

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    Thank you for your suggestions

    Puah....theyare very expensive
    I have asked Ares games, they said, they will reprint the mat early next year.
    Maybe then I will get some.
    Shipping costs from Australia to Singapore is SUPER expensive :-(

    Best,
    Lutz

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    A bit late here but take a look at Tiny mats, they not that expensive and we use this mat at shows, or I also use the same as Rob.

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    Thank you
    I will take a look

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