Star Wars play mats to be released for X-Wing

Fantasy Flight have announced they will be releasing two Star Wars-themes space mats for use with the X-Wing Miniatures game.

The mats will both be 3′ x 3′ – the standard tournament and 100-point game size for X-Wing – made of neoprene and featuring a slip-resistant back.  They can also be combined to create a backdrop for 6′ x 3′ Epic play.

The playmats will replace the planned tiles originally announced by Fantasy Flight; that isn’t that surprising.  The moment I heard about tiles I thought they’d be impractical and likely to cause problems when moving across them.  Very nudge-prone.

Update – 24/04/2015: The mats are shipping next week.  You can pre-order them from D12Games.Guru for £31.99 each (including delivery).  Check out the Starfield and Death Star Assault playmats in the store!

Here are the mats in all their glory:

Deep Space
Deep Space
Death Star above Yavin 4
Death Star above Yavin 4

While Fantasy Flight have announced the mats, they haven’t provided a release date beyond listing them as Q1 – 2015, so – it’s a “wait and see”, which is pretty-much default for FFG and X-Wing releases. Business as usual.

 

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