A lesser-known fact about Inked gaming is that our site is rich with sweet wargaming mats. Featuring a plethora of different arts and designs from talented artists around the world, we might even get to say that we have some of the most awesome wargaming mats on the market. That’s why we thought it would be cool if we highlighted some of the best ones. But with so many great designs, it was hard to play favorites. Each one holds a special place in our hearts and we couldn’t bring ourselves to pick just a few. So, we decided to make our list according to how they’ve performed with our most valuable asset of all...our customers!
In this post, I’ll give you a brief rundown of our top 5 best selling wargaming mats, all of which feature a one of a kind designs from artists that are a part of the Inked Gaming community and receive a commission for sales featuring their art.
Let’s jump in!
1. Blue Nebula
This Blue Nebula design from gifted artist Paul Terry allows you to play your favorite game under the stars. Or over the stars, depending on your point of view. One thing is for certain, any player would be over the moon to have a playmat like this in their possession. There’s just something peaceful and haunting about how Terry’s design presents on a mat of this size.
Speaking of size, this wargaming mat is available in (3) different sizes, including:
We agree that’s pretty big, but with a wargaming mat like this, bigger is definitely better. Also, this Blue Nebula mat is an ideal backdrop for playing games like Star Wars Armada. There’s just something about it that screams Star Wars, wouldn’t you agree?
This is for the Gaslands players among you! David Graffam’s Wasteland Dirt Track art fits perfectly on our massive wargaming playmat. The track and layout combined are ideal for making any vehicular combat game experience even more enjoyable. In fact, playing these types of games on any other surface is unthinkable when there are playmats like this available.
Graffam’s Wasteland Dirt Track wargaming mat comes in two (2) sizes:
With a playmat of this size and caliber as your backdrop, you can be sure that your gameplay will be more accurate and realistic overall. And that’s something that all gamers look for when shopping for their gaming mats and gear.
3. Rural Plains
This design comes from our friends at VLD Studios. The Rural Plains wargaming mat presents players with a wide-open space that’s ideal for a variety of different tabletop games including Warhammer and Arcadia Quest. It can even be used as a placemat for setting up a D&D session. So, it’s fair to say that this particular mat is pretty versatile when it comes to different types of gaming and usage.
The Rural Plains wargaming mat is available in five (5) different sizes and styles, including:
Having a wargaming mat like this in your arsenal is great if you find yourself playing a host of different games that call for a more generic and earthy landscape/backdrop.
It seems that the spacey, starry designs are more desirable among our wargaming customers. For some reason, every time I look at this mat design I feel like I’m watching the beginning of a Star Wars movie. I’m just waiting for the words STAR WARS to suddenly appear in big yellow letters to the rhyme with its famous intro theme. Anyone else? I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what the designer, Flinxz, was going for when they first crafted Stars. However, the true genius behind this mat design lies in its simplicity. No flashy colors or complex patterns. Just an ocean of glistening stars, which is all you need if you’re planning to do battle in space.
Flinxz’s Stars is available on two (2) different size wargaming mats, which are:
- 36” x 36”
- 48” x 48”
Because of its design and massive size, this is another wargaming mat that is ideal for games like Star Wars: Armada, X-Wing Miniatures, Battlefleet Gothic and any other games that call for an outer space setting/backdrop.
Paul Terry delivers once again, with another vibrant design that takes gamers out of this world! Much like his Blue Nebula design, Terry’s Red Starfield presents a space backdrop that’s packed with rich, silky colors and sparkling stars that resemble diamonds on black velvet. Overall, this wargaming mat design is nothing short of a masterpiece and our customers seem to agree.
Our Red Starfield wargaming mat is available in three (3) different sizes, such as:
So, which of these wargaming mats stands out to you? Let me know in the comments below. You can see more of our wargaming mats by visiting our website. Also, don’t forget to check out more great designs from Paul Terry, David Graffam, VLD Studios and Flinxz. Again, our artists receive a commission on all products sold that feature their artwork!
Until we meet again!
Vince the Prince