As you may remember I backed the MERCS Recon Kickstarter last year mainly because I was interested in the MERCS tabletop skirmish game. There are a number of active users on the MERCS forum who have posted some really awesome 2D maps for use with MERCS (Most notably HawtKarl and armoredgear7 and I’m sorry if I have missed anybody).
Usually I am much more of a fan of 3D terrain but I had to at least give these a chance.
I had these custom printed by BannerBuzz.ca. They printed each of them as a 2’x3′ Vinyl banner. I have to say that I was pretty impressed at how good they looked. The vinyl has a nice flat texture and has a nice soft feel so that minis cannot slide around on it.
The jury is still out on MERCS as I am waiting for the 2.0 Ruleset to come out and the Kickstarter minis to come in but if it’s good I will definitely use these for local MERCS tournaments