Like all wargamers, I'm always looking for ways to improve the appearance of the old table. One of the easiest ways to make sure a game looks good is to have a nice base cloth, but getting the right shade and the right texture is a bit tricky. As I'm sure we all do, wherever I go I'm always keeping an eye out for cloths or carpets or other terrain pieces that might fit the bill.
Anyway, the other day I found yet another carpet and picked it up, thinking it could be all right. To cut a long story short, I thought it might be interesting to ask for opinions on which cloth goes best with the basing style I use for my figures.
Please comment and let me which one you like best. Feel free to go into as much detail as you like, and any peripheral advice or sage words of base-cloth wisdom would be greatly appreciated.
So, here are the options, in alphabetical order:
A) This is the first base mat I used. It's made up of carpet tiles spraypainted various greens and browns. It served its purpose but I don't really use it much these days. It does fit my big table, however.
B) This is what I use for the big table these days. It's a curtain, again with spraypaint added.
C) This is a different carpet (originally a kind of off white), with a fine grain. I put hexes on it for use with Commands & Colors. Again, it has been painted.
D) This is my current home table mat. Green carpet this time with a bit of yellow and brown added to it. It's the one I use for my Lost Battles games.
E) This is the new one I picked up the other day. It's again carpet, and this is its store-bought colour.
So, there are five of my base materials. I have other bits and pieces I've fiddled around with too, but these are by far the easiest to pull out and set up, so these are the ones that get most use.
Which one would you prefer to see being trampled under hordes of leaden feet?