Cigar Box Battle with Chris Ward – Wargaming Recon #183

Chris Ward is the Creative Manager & Blog Administrator for Cigar Box Battle and half of the team behind their incredible gaming mats.  Cory their Content Manager & Gamer Guru couldn’t make this episode..

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Origin Story

Find out has two long time gamers and friends help fill a void in the hobby with their ideas and talents, almost as cool as Batmans Origin story, and more meaningful to wargamers.

The Mats

Chris goes into detail in how the mats are made, desgined and where the ideas are plucked from!

  • Circle Mats

One of the newer offerings of mats, we get to learn more about the popularity and reasoning behind the design.

  • Plush Mats

Some think they are shaved off the back of a rare goat, well youre wrong. Chris gives us the skinny on how these awesome mats are made and where on earth they come up with the idea!

Cigar Box produce a bunch of mats that are licensed to specific battles and rule sets.Are the suitable for Across a Deadly Field or Sam Mustafa’s Blucher?

  • What’s next?  

Listen to Chris divulge some info on whats new!

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