Cigar Box Battle Mat Review: Wargaming Recon #176

In this episode we crack open a box of ol’ stogies and see what lies within!  Alex and Jonathan review Cigar Box Battle Mats!

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Mats Being Reviewed



  • 4x6ft plus = approximately 56×76 inches
  • 3x3ft mats = approximately 36×36 inches


  • Hexes (1, 2, 3, and 4 inch in size)
  • Circular size (60″ i.e. inches)
  • Fleece fabric or PLUSH fabric (i.e. short teddy bear fur)


  • Mats are superbly well made/very high quality item.
  • Lots of variety in style, customization, and design of mats.
  • PLUSH mats are incredibly soft.
  • PLUSH mats add some 3D effect by mussing up the mat a bit.
  • Mats can easily create contoured elevation by placing objects beneath them, only possible because of the print process and the larger mat size.
  • Incredible customer service.  They are responsive to every need.
  • You can wash the mats.  Jonathan has not yet tried this.


  • Mats are made to order resulting in 3-4 weeks from order to delivery.
  • They’re not cheap.  The average 4x6ft plus mat = $69 USD.  PLUSH = $74 USD.  3x3ft = $55 USD, roughly $2.33/square foot for a 4×6.  $2.68/sq foot for 4×6 PLUSH.  $6.11/sq foot for 3ft

Bottom Line

Buy a Cigar Box Battle mat.  You won’t be disappointed.

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