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:
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.