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WoFun Minis a new type of miniature for War-gaming – February 6 launching on Kickstarter

Orastie, Transylvania, Romania. Today, World of Fun Board Games announces the new project titled “Bring History into Your Home”. The project aims to offer the easiest and most affordable way to set up a table top game with hundreds of figurines. In the long run, the project aims to cover all history ages, ranging from Antiquity to the Second World War. “Bring History into Your Home” will launch a 30 days campaign on Kickstarter starting Wednesday, February 6.

War gaming is an expensive and time-consuming hobby. In order to recreate famous battles from history you need hundreds of figurines and props such as houses and trees. Until now your only option was buying 3D figurines, glue them and paint them. For an army with hundreds of figurines you either need to pay thousands of dollars or to be a very skilled craftsman yourself.

We want to help you build an army of hundreds of figurines, with individual characters, with detailed uniforms and guns, much easier and at a affordable price. You can do that with our innovation WoFun Minis, which are ready for playing flat Plexiglas miniatures printed on both sides. Our goal is to design and produce over 16000 miniatures in the next few years covering all history ages.

At launch we will unveil 2568 figurines spread over 6 main collections:
– Antiquity Collection, which is comprised of the Persian army and Greek army totaling 342 figurines
– The Romans Collection which is comprised of legionaries, light infantry, archers, cavalry and Roman artillery totaling 312 figurines
– American Revolution Collection which is comprised of the Revolutionary army and Royalist army totaling 360 figurines
– Civil War Collection, which is comprised of the Confederate and Union armies totaling 440 figurines
– Wild West Collection which is comprised of the gunfighters, Native Americans, mountain men and outlaws totaling 222 figurines
– Napoleonic Collection, which is comprised of the French, British, Prussian, Austrian and Russian armies totaling 956 figurines

All of the above presented miniatures come in two scales, 18 mm and 28 mm.

You can use the figurines to build your desired army and play one of the hundreds of games whose rules are available to download online.

In addition to that, for every campaign stretch goal reached new rewards will be unlocked like the first board games from Battle in a Box series: Alexander at Arbela, by Panagiotis Bakalis and Napoleon at Waterloo by Jum Dunnigan. Each box includes hundreds of miniatures, playing boards, wargame rules and scenarios, everything you need to recreate an immersive battle on your game table fast and easy.

Alexander at Arbela is a beautiful and complex war game designed by Panagiotis Bakalis, who is a Political Scientist with MA in War Studies and great expertise in strategic and military theory. We chose to illustrate this game because it provides a beautiful wargame experience with clear and easy to learn rules. The game recreates the battle, on a 115 cm x 75 mm board, using 360 figurines and a game mechanics that include the influence of the leader’s charisma on troops. Uniforms of the Phalanx, the Immortals, the “shields bearers” sparabara and the miniatures that represent Alexander, Parmenion, Darius, Bessus, and Mazeus armies, will take you into an amazing 2300 years journey, back in time.

Napoleon at Waterloo by Jim Dunnigan is considered by many to be the best game, for those who want to begin their journey into historical wargaming. The author is a well know war-game designer. In 1999 Pyramid magazine named him as one of the millennium’s most influential persons “at least in the realm of adventure gaming”. The game recreates the battle of Waterloo, on a game board which represents the area where the battle took place, illustrated with 3D props and scenery and 348 figurines (WoFun Minis 18 mm) representing the armies that fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, at Waterloo. Napoleon at Waterloo marks the beginning of the collaboration with the prestigious war-gaming company Decision Games, who owns the copyrights to the game.

The creators are passionate individuals who were looking to recreate historic battles and realized there were no affordable and fast ways of doing so on the market. With a background in organizational and project management and illustration, photography and graphic design and with a common passion for gaming and history, two friends decided to bring to life their own version of miniatures to enable them and other wargamers from the entire World to bring History into their homes! Today, after more than two years of product development and testing, the team comprises 9 members or collaborators.

WoFun Minis Collections and the Battle in a Box games will be available on Kickstarter starting February 6, 2019, with a lot of attractive packages and early bird rewards. For more information please visit wofun-games.com and subscribe to our newsletter to be updated with information. Also, stay in touch with us and get involved in our community on Facebook and Instagram.

https://wofun-games.com/press – detailed pictures and movies of the project
https://www.facebook.com/wofungames/
e-mail: lucian@wofun-games.com. Tel: 0040-727-73 00 05

‘Nursing Home for Animals’ Seeks Funds to Continue Helping Horses, Other Critters

Diamond Valley Lake/Hemet, CA – Fifteen years ago, Monika Kerber rescued a pregnant Palomino mare who was about to be sent to a slaughterhouse because of a fractured foot, which was later healed.

She named the mare and her offspring, Chardonnay and Chablis, after sweet white wines and gave them a home. Since then she has added 300 animals, including turkeys, ducks, dogs, cats and donkeys.

“It has become my life’s work to care for these animals and give them a safe haven to live out the remainder of their lives – whether it is one more year or 20 more,” Said Kerber, Villa Chardonnay’s president, CEO and founder.

Villa Chardonnay, Horses with Wings, is a nonprofit group that takes in horses that others have deemed worthless.

The equine and animal sanctuary was in Temecula for several years but moved to a 31-acre property in Hemet in September 2016.

“Many people think we are gone just because we moved, but we want everyone to know that we are still here and still making sure all these babies have a legacy,” Kerber said.

“A Forever Sanctuary” capital campaign is in full swing and Kerber and her partner, Mercedes Flores, hope to raise enough money to cover their last balloon payment of $1.2 million to purchase the property before its September due date.

The sanctuary’s services for special-needs animals cost up to $60,000 a month for food, medicine and other necessities required to maintain and care for the animals. Before joining the cause two years ago, Flores worked with high-risk human patients at an assisted living center in Texas.

“To me, this is the same – this is like a nursing home for animals,” she said. “They all have different personalities. It’s like when I’d see people who could walk fast, ones with walkers and some in wheelchairs – it doesn’t mean you have to put the slower ones down – they can still have a good quality of life.”

Unlike animal rescues and shelters that take in horses to rehabilitate and re-home, Villa Chardonnay is a final stop for those that would have a hard time being adopted – either due to a disability such as blindness, deafness or cancer or simply because they are not able to be ridden anymore. This sanctuary has become a forever home for abandoned, abused and neglected animals from other states and countries, such as Canada and Mexico.

Part of Villa Chardonnay’s mission is giving back to the community and in partnership with the Pacific Coast Learning Center of San Marcos and APK Serene of Oceanside, the staff and animals at the sanctuary have developed a program to serve adults with developmental disabilities.

The Learning Center’s Deborah Varos says that the lives of the special-needs animals parallel those of their own patients.

“They are all living in a place that has given them another chance, and, as a result, they are starting to flourish,” she said. “I saw a patient that I have worked with for years who does not communicate verbally actually start to laugh out loud and giggle as he was feeding carrots to the horse. It was an incredible moment.”

The first five residents of the sanctuary that arrived 15 years ago are still enjoying a quality of life they would not have had without Kerber’s support. She said each of them has a story to tell, as do all the animals at Villa Chardonnay.

Kerber wants people to learn more about the sanctuary and all the good things they are doing and find it in their hearts to help.

“My oldest boy, Dakota, is 41 and he is as happy as a clam here,” Kerber said. “It seems like right away, they know they are in a safe place when they come here.”

To contribute to “A Forever Sanctuary,” you donate online at www.villachardonnay.org, or you can send donations by check to Villa Chardonnay Horses with Wings, Inc., P.O. Box 890130, Temecula, CA 92589. For more information, call 1-800-889-1377.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=becAI5hT4eM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZuzUsyj_7A

By DIANE A. RHODES | Press-Enterprise

Online Memorial for Manchester Terror Attack

Virtual memorial allows global online users to pay their respects to the victims of the Manchester terror blast.

Following the tragic loss of lives in the Manchester terror attack, an online memorial has been created to help preserve the memories of the victims.

The virtual memorial allows people from all over the world to express their condolences and to pay their respects. There are individual online obituary pages for each and every victim of the terror blast that took the lives of 22 people. The victims were aged as young as eight and were mostly women and children.

This memorial enables friends, families and well-wishers to pay tribute to them online. Memorial of all the victims can be viewed at a glance by going through the pages. A picture has been chosen for each of the victims with their stories that can be seen on their individual memorial pages.

Tributes can be given by leaving virtual flowers, candles and messages. Social media users could also share the individual’s memorial page on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and many more. It is important to remember those who have passed, especially in such a saddening and sudden manner. These people will forever be remembered in this virtual memorial devoted to them.

With this online presence, online users all over the world can digitize their thoughts and prayers for the casualties of the blast and also show their support.

Link: www.e-memorial.org/list-featured.html

About eMemorial [ www.e-memorial.org ]
eMemorial is a free online obituary and memorial application on web and Facebook that lets anyone create virtual in memoriam pages to remember loved ones that have passed. It allows well-wishers to place variety of virtual flowers and candles on each memorial with messages.

Contact:
Tara Thomas
eMemorial
info@e-memorial.org
http://e-memorial.org

Walnut Creek anxiously awaits change as Matt DeLima runs for California City Councilman

Walnut Creek, CA (August 28, 2014) – Local citizens jubilate as business owner Matt DeLima is set to run for the California City Councilman Walnut Creek with a view to change the approach of the government in handling citizen issues. Best loved for his simplicity and genuine efforts to help the public, Matt DeLima is determined to use his vast experience in public relations for the betterment of citizen lifestyles. He has been the bold voice of citizens even before the commencement of his campaign by making efforts to improve the treatment of local drivers in Walnut Creek, a cause that is remembered to this day.

The populace saw his campaign gravitate around his primary philosophy that an average citizen is the most important element of any governing body and that the elected officials should never forget the fact that they too were once ordinary citizens. His grounded personality reflects this philosophy that has taken the center stage in his campaign. Matt DeLima altruistically attributes his success as a businessman to the help rendered by his fellow citizens as a result of which he aims to direct the attention of the government toward the welfare of the people.

The main goal of a councilman, as he states, is to reconnect public with governing bodies in order to enhance communication between the two parties for the smooth functioning of the system. “A Citizen – Not A Politician” is his popular campaigning slogan that yet again stresses the significance of the voice of common individuals in running a community.

Matt DeLima’s exceptional communication skills have undoubtedly made an impact on the citizenry as he campaigned throughout the community expressing his views and ideals of governance. He is also known by the people to be an advocate of volunteerism and contributes his time and energy to local charities, especially those that aid valiant veterans of the country.

About:Matt DeLima’s campaign will stress on lowering taxes, improving regulations and their efficacy, promoting volunteering work and implementing policies that are specifically directed to help the citizens.

Media Contact: Matt DeLima
Email: marketing.mattdelima@gmail.com
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Website: http://www.matt-delima.com/