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WoFun GamesBy WoFun Games
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WoFun GamesBy WoFun Games
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pledged of $24,000pledged of $24,000 goal
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, March 8 2019 1:44 PM UTC +00:00.

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Hundreds of great historical war games have been published around the world, and they can be downloaded from online stores or ordered as hard copies. These books contain many great historical battles. “A war game is an attempt to jump in the future by obtaining a better understanding from the past. […] It is a combination of game, history, and science. It is a paper-time machine. Basically, it’s glorified chess” (Jim Dunnigan, The Complete Wargames Handbook). 

To play and fully enjoy a war-game and, in a way, recreate the history in your living room, you need figurines representing the armies that you want to play with and props and scenery to build the battlefield. To create a miniature game, you must be a good craftsman—you need to buy miniatures and props from different sources and glue and paint them. For an army with hundreds of figurines, this usually means hours of crafting time or a big budget.

We faced this challenge when we wanted to build a tabletop game of the Battle of Arbela from 331 BC, and we started to search alternative ways to make beautiful tabletop games. After a while, our tabletop game project became a search for a new, affordable miniature designed with very high-quality details as a component of a wargame with hundreds of miniatures.

Clip: 28 mm WoFun Minis an easy and quick way set-up a battle on the game table. 

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We performed tens of thousands of tests until WoFun Minis came out as they are today. Little by little, we worked on the smallest details for the more than 360 unique miniatures needed for our game. Each prototype brought us closer to the final product: a flat miniature printed face and back with a detailed character and shadows that trick the eyes and give a 3D perspective to the figurine. The material we choose for these figurines was Plexiglas, which is strong enough to resist breakage, even if the arms of a character are very small. 

Assembled together, a WoFun Minis group of soldiers looks like a respectable army company on the battlefield. Each character is unique and has a different facial expression, beard, or hairstyle and, of course, accurate army dressing. It felt amazing when we played our wargame with hundreds of miniatures. We felt like we were bringing history into our homes, and this feeling gave the name of our company, World of Fun Games. This is the WoFun Minis story. 


Bring History into Your Home aims to raise public interest in historical wargames by giving people the opportunity to create beautiful, immersive tabletop battles quickly and easily. We aim to design WoFun Minis’ uniforms very closely to the historical reality of the era they represent and be attractive to people of all ages. “Learning history by playing games” is a concept that works in our case. 

The feeling of jumping back in time into the miniature world comes from the high quality of WoFun Minis, which have beautiful details, studied character poses, and historically accurate uniforms and props.   

All WoFun Minis released in the crowdfunding campaign are in the beta phase, meaning that before reaching your game table, they will be modified based on the feedback we have received to date and that we will request from all backers in order to represent the real history with high fidelity. After our Kickstarter campaign ends, while we set-up the WoFun production line, we will invite all backers to a close group where we will post pictures of each collection and ask for improvement suggestions. 

Most of the changes will address uniforms and props, but some of the figurines will be redesigned in terms of posture and stance as well so that they fit more beautifully with the other figurines belonging to the same base. The designs will be finalized after feedback and consultation with our backers. You will receive your figurines after we have compiled our feedback and finalized our designs.  We reserve the right to make changes in the design of the figurines within the framework previously mentioned.

The main goal of Bring History into Your Home is to design and produce 16,000 unique WoFun Minis that will cover all history eras: the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient Age, Medieval Age, Early and Late Modern Age, and Contemporary Age. Together with WoFun Minis, Bring History into Your Home also includes printed and easy-to-set-up props and scenery for each specific era. 

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After the campaign we will send a questionnaire to all backers. In the questionnaire you will point the collection that you choose as reward for your pledge. 

NOTE: 

1) If you want to pledge for more than one set, simply add the cost of the set to your pledge. Without shipping costs. You can also select a pledge without a reward ($ 10 pledge) and there write the total cost of all the sets you want.

2) Shipping cost will be charged, in this case after the end of the campaign to our account in the United States. In the questionnaire, you will point out all the sets that you pledged for.

3) If you have selected a few sets, the shipping cost will be less than if we send them one by one.

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WoFun Antiquity Collection Greeks and Persians has 342 Figurines: Greek Infantry, Greek, Cavalry,  Macedonian Phalanx, Persian Infantry and Archers, Persian Immortals, Persian Cavalry, Chariots and 67 Bases: Infantry - 6 Figurines per Base, Cavalry - 3 Figurines per Base,  Chariots - 1 War Chariot per Base. 

Figurine Material: 2 mm Plexiglas 

Base Material: 2.5 mm MDF 


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The Romans Collection has 312 Figurines: Legionnaires, Light Infantry, Archers, Cavalry, Scorpio, Ballista and 67 Bases:  Infantry - 6 Figurines per Base, Cavalry - 3 Figurines per Base,  Artillery - 2 Figurines and 1 Scorpio per Base, 3 Figurines and 1 Ballista per Base.

Figurine Material: 2 mm Plexiglas 

Base Material: 2.5 mm MDF 

For each type of infantry, the WoFun Minis boxes contain special figurines, such as like centurions or signiferi with different uniforms.      



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The American Revolution Collection has 296 Figurines: American Revolutionary Army,  British Army and 64 Bases: Infantry - 6 Figurines per Base, Cavalry - 3 Figurines per Base,  Artillery - 4 Figurines and 1 Cannon per Base.

Figurine Material: 2 mm Plexiglas 

Base Material: 2.5 mm MDF 

For each type of infantry, the WoFun Minis boxes contain special figurines, such as captains, drummers or flag holders, all with different uniforms. 

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The American Civil War Collection has 440 Figurines: Union Infantry, Union Artillery, Union Cavalry, Confederate Infantry, Confederate Rebels, Confederate Artillery, Confederate Cavalry and 88 Bases: Infantry - 6 Figurines per Base, Cavalry - 3 Figurines per Base,  Artillery - 4 Figurines and 1 Cannon per Base.

Figurine Material: 2 mm Plexiglas 

Base Material: 2.5 mm MDF 

For each type of infantry, the WoFun Minis boxes contain special figurines, such as captains, drummers or flag holders, all with different uniforms.   


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The Wild West Collection has 222 figurines: Wild West Gunfighters, Mounted Gunfighters, Outlaws, Native Americans, Mounted Native Americans, Mountain Men, Horses, Dogs,  Stage Coach and Individual Bases for Each Figurine.

Fit for Wild West RPG Games 

Figurine Material: 2 mm Plexiglas 

Base Material: 2.5 mm MDF 

The next phase of development of Wild West collection will bring to life other figurines representing specific Native American tribes, such as the Apache and Comanche, and figurines representing famous Wild West gunfighters and lawmen. 

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The Napoleonic Collection 28 vol. 1 has 512 Figurines: French Infantry, French Artillery, French Cavalry, English Infantry, Scottish Infantry, English Artillery, English Cavalry and 100 Bases:  Infantry - 6 Figurines per Base, Cavalry - 3 Figurines per Base,  Artillery - 4 Figurines and 1 Cannon per Base.

The Napoleonic Collection 28 vol. 2 has 444 Figurines: Prussian Infantry, Prussian Artillery, Prussian Cavalry, Austrian Infantry, Austrian Artillery, Austrian Cavalry, Russian Infantry, Russian Artillery, Russian Cavalry and 96 bases:  Infantry - 6 Figurines per Base, Cavalry - 3 Figurines per Base,  Artillery - 4 Figurines and 1 Cannon per Base.

In our collections, you will find many types of models and uniforms: Carabiniers, Grenadiers, Fusiliers, Light infantry, Hussars, Dragoons, Cuirassiers, Artillery Servants and more.

For each type of infantry, the WoFun Minis boxes contain special figurines, such as captains, drummers, or flag holders, all with different uniforms.

We are a small team with an ambitious objective. Although a small production line has been established, and many amazing WoFun Minis have already been created, we want to continue the process of designing figurines to reach 16,000 models. To fulfill this goal, we must grow our team. We also want to expand the production and acquire new equipment and a stock of materials that will help us maintain an ongoing production process.

Bring History into Your Home is the result of two years of intensive work from the WoFun team. To reach this point, our team invested around 8,400 working hours and bootstrapped for the machinery and computing power needed for design, prototyping, and small-scale production.

All these hours invested in this project gave us great expertise in all the processes that needed to be maximized in order to make Bring History into Your Home the most extensive historical miniature collection for war-gaming ever created. We did all this work driven by the vision to create a miniature that brings joy and happiness when you play with it.  


Reaching our funding goal is essential to acquire new equipment and gather a small stock of materials to help us maintain an ongoing production process. Reaching our goal will be a good starting point for the development of the Bring History into Your Home project.

The Yellow Gift will be added to rewards when we reach our stretch goal of $61,000. The gift contains 3 bases and up to 18 special infantry figurines belonging to the same collection you pledged for. If you pledged for a bundle of collections, we will send you one gift that includes figurines belonging to one of the collections from the bundle. 

This stretch goal will unlock the first game from the Battle in a Box series, which starts with the famous Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BC and will include battles from all history ages. The games are designed for those who want an easy and fast way to play a game with hundreds of figurines. Each game includes hundreds of miniatures, playing boards, wargame rules and scenarios, and everything you need to have an immersive battle on the table.   

Alexander at Arbela is a beautiful wargame designed by Panagiotis Bakalis. Bakalis is a political scientist with MA in war studies and great expertise in strategic and military theory. The Battle of Arbela was Alexander’s third great battle and the one that ended Darius’s rule over Persia. Terrain conditions were equal for both sides, so no one could claim that there were any coincidences in Alexander’s amazing victory. 

The game recreates the battle of Arbela on a 115 cm x 75 cm board using 360 figurines and game mechanics that include the influence of the leader’s charisma on troops. The uniforms of the Phalanx, the Immortals, and the sparabara (“shields bearers”) and the miniatures that represent Alexander, Parmenion, Darius, Bessus, and the Mazeus armies, will take you on an amazing 2,300-year journey back in time. 

The game includes 360 miniatures, a game board, a rule book, and a big black game box (40 cm x 60 cm).  

The Blue Gift will be added to rewards when we reach our stretch goal of $145,000. The gift contains 3 bases and up to 9 special cavalry figurines belonging to the same collection you pledged for. If you pledged for a bundle of collections, we will send you one gift that includes figurines belonging to one of the collections from the bundle.     


This stretch goal will unlock a special war-game, Napoleon at Waterloo by Jim Dunnigan. It is considered by many to be the best game for those who want to begin their journey into historical wargaming. Dunnigan is a well know war-game designer. In 1999, Pyramid Magazine named him one of the millennium’s most influential persons, “at least in the realm of adventure gaming.”  

In the big black box, you will find a 115 cm x 75 cm game board, game rules, and 348 figurines (WoFun Minis 18 mm) representing the armies that fought on Sunday, June 18, 1815, at Waterloo. The box will also contain 3D props and scenery that create a beautiful and immersive tabletop battle together with the figurines. 

"Napoleon at Waterloo" marks for us, the beginning of what we hope to become, a long and beautiful collaboration with Decision Games. We particularly thank Mr. Christopher "Doc" Cummins for supporting our project and giving us the right to publish "Napoleon at Waterloo", the game with which our passion for war-gaming began many years ago.   

The Red Gift will be added to all rewards when we reach our stretch goal of $250,000. The gift contains 3 bases and up to 18 special surprise figurines belonging to the same collection you pledged for. If you pledged for a bundle of collections, we will send you a gift that includes figurines belonging to one of the collections from the bundle. 

WoFun Minis will be offered in collections that include hundreds of figurines packed in big boxes and smaller figurines packs packed in metal boxes. Packing the collections in small boxes that contain infantry, cavalry, or artillery from a single army or nation could give you the possibility of completing your collection with more units of one type or with special regiments at a lower marginal cost. 

You could also keep your figurines in the metal box after they are placed on the bases. Reaching this stretch goal will help us provision a metal boxes stock, build a web store to support thousands of products, and prepare the logistic processes for making custom figurines on demand. The metal boxes will be released this summer.

When we reach this stretch goal, we will also finance our next project, which aims to develop another level of immersive reality for game tables. Using augmented reality, we want to animate and give voice to our miniatures when they are looked at through a smartphone or tablet.



World of Fun Games is a miniature and tabletop game company founded by two friends, Lucian Ocolisan and Marius Zdrenghea, from a love and passion for games, art, and history.

Marius has 11 years of professional experience in graphics creation and design. “When Lucian proposed that I join this project, I was attracted by the vision of creating a very large and beautiful ready-to-play historical miniatures collection that will cover all historical ages and give anyone the possibility to easily create miniature tabletop games in their own living room.”   

“After I studied design and multimedia in university, I completed my studies by also becoming a wood restaurateur. From my love for history, my father and I created a small ethnographic museum of the last few years where we have built six traditional houses and an old church to date. It is an extraordinary experience for me to combine my two passions—art and history—in my daily life. For me, a blank page offers infinite possibilities to express, and the result can bring joy and happiness to other people.” 

Lucian has 19 years of professional organizational and project management experience, working mainly in the telecommunication field. He has managed teams and implemented projects in multinational corporations from seven European countries. 

“Since I was a kid, I have always had a strong relationship with history. I was born and raised in a small village in the Transylvania mountains, very close to the ancient Dacian capital, Sarmisegetuza, which is surrounded by five other ancient defense forts. In the summer, my friends and I used to visit the ruins, looking at the stone foundations and imagining how our ancestor lived and who they were. Later I decided to follow a business career and to study management, and the time I dedicated to history diminished considerably. But I kept a strong relationship with my history passion by playing wargames.”  

“We worked together as a team for 8,400 hours over the past two years to make this project, imagining what a nice thing it would be to be in a board-game store, in front of a shelf holding war-games of all historical ages and being able to choose one and enjoy the immersive experience of a battle with hundreds of figurines. I believe that WoFun Minis can help the war-gaming market grow and bring more people into wargaming.”  

Bring History into Your Home is the beginning of a journey into world history and an invitation for you to join us and be a part of our vision. “We want to create the most extensive historical miniature collection ever created and dedicated to tabletop wargames with miniatures and props that are easy to set up and with highly accurate historical graphical details, a product that creates an amazing gaming experience. I thank all my WoFun colleagues and friends who supported my vision over the last few years and invested time and energy into giving life to this project.”

The WoFun team now has nine members who live all over the world and are involved in this project full time, part time, or as volunteers.        

Together we are a strong team with many years of experience in organizational and project management, graphic design, illustrations, production and quality management, photography, marketing, and of course, gaming. We love games! 

We are looking forward to you joining WoFun team by backing the project and becoming a Supporter of Bring History into Your Home. In the next phase, the development of WoFun Minis will include supporters community feedback. Thank you for backing Bring History into Your Home.

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After the campaign we will send a questionnaire to all backers. In the questionnaire you will point the collection you choose as reward for your pledge.    

The WoFun Minis miniatures are the subject of invention patent OSIM/CBI A/00584/2018.  

Shipping, Customs, and Duties Information

We have backers from different regions of the world. To avoid logistical problems, we will ship all orders from our manufacturing location in Romania, EU.

Our prices do not include VAT, GST, or other taxes. The package will be marked as a gift. In most countries, you will not need to pay any taxes when receiving an international package marked as a gift, but we advise you to check with your local authorities.

If the shipping carrier attempts delivery to you and you don’t receive it because you’re not there, the package was shipped to wrong address, or you moved without notifying us, and the package returns back to us, you will have to pay for shipping both ways if you want us to re-send your product.

Risks and challenges

We have all the necessary resources on hand to fully produce in small numbers. If this campaign is successful enough to reach mass-production numbers, we will increase our production capabilities to ensure that things are done in time.
We take our business very seriously and will be fully transparent with you throughout the life of this project. If there are delays of any kind, we will communicate them to you immediately.

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