Grass Tufts or Wargaming with Fairy Door Grass Mats

Brett Simpson kindly sent me some “Fairy Door Grass Mats”. I’d asked about the grass tufts in his jungle photos and wanted to know the source. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, Fairy Door Grass Mats are only available in Australia. So Brett sent me some. Despite the mushrooms and bugs, these mats are a useful source of jungle foliage. Perfect for the Portuguese Colonial War.


Fairy Door Grass Mats

Brett sent a couple of packets of Fairy Door Grass Mats.

FDGM060 Fairy Door Grass Mat in Package

FDGM060 Fairy Door Grass Mat in Package

FDGM061 Fairy Door Grass Mat

FDGM061 Fairy Door Grass Mat

FDGM062 Fairy Door Grass Mat

FDGM062 Fairy Door Grass Mat

I don’t need a mat. I just need the grass tufts. So I pulled off all the pieces and separated the grass tufts from the sundry mushrooms and bugs.

FDGM063 Grass Tufts

FDGM063 Grass Tufts

The only other processing was to trim the tufts down. Brett uses his with 20mm figures but the grass looked too long for my 15mm figures. So I went through and used scissors to hack off 5mm from most of the tufts.

FDGM801 Trimmed and untrimmed grass tufts

FDGM801 Trimmed and untrimmed grass tufts


Grass Tufts on table

As I said, I was looking for something for the Portuguese Colonial War. I can use the grass tufts on their own for grass land (although I have something else for this)

FDGM786 Portuguese advance into grass land

FDGM786 Portuguese advance into grass land

But I’m more likely to use the grass tufts as undergrowth in jungle features. Basically it gives a more green look to the table and jungle features in particular.

FDGM789 Portuguese advance through jungle

FDGM789 Portuguese advance through jungle

FDGM794 Portuguese advance through jungle

FDGM794 Portuguese advance through jungle

FDGM797 Portuguese advance through jungle

FDGM797 Portuguese advance through jungle


What happened to the mushrooms and bugs?

Some of you might be wondering what happened to the mushrooms and bugs. I had a collection of them as a by product of the sorting process.

FDGM064 Flowers and Bugs

FDGM064 Flowers and Bugs

The short answer is … my daughters. It appears mushrooms and bugs play nicely with princesses and unicorns.

FDGM222 Princesses and unicorns in fairy circle

FDGM222 Princesses and unicorns in fairy circle


Thanks Brett

A big thank you to Brett for contributing to the look of my tables. It was very kind of him to send these to me.

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