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untimention
05-09-2013, 19:12
Hello people of Warseer,


You may have already heard some news around a project labelled ‘Battle for Sophia’ which I am delighted to be involved in.

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If not you will definitely want to read the below to give you some background which was put together by one of the other gamers (he’s the one with the University Degree):


“An Oxfordshire-based wargaming club are set to play the popular tabletop game; Warhammer Fantasy, in an endurance marathon for 48 hours in a bid to raise donations for Sophia's Stepping Stones – a young Witney resident with Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebral Palsy, in need of a crucial operation and months of post op physio. The event, dubbed ‘The Battle for Sophia’ will take place Friday 25 to Sunday 27 October, at the club’s headquarters in Carterton.


The tabletop game will play continuously for 48 hours with players taking shifts, and will be broadcast live over the web for supporters to see the action progressing. The game will be played on a massive 12’ by 4’ table, will use more than 50 terrain pieces and over 2000 miniatures, many of which have been beautifully hand-painted.


Club Chairman and organiser of the event, Steve Foote said: “We’re reaching-out to the wargaming community to help support Sophia’s Stepping Stones and hope this event will be entertaining and inspiring enough to encourage donations.


“There will be viewer interaction allowing donations to affect the course of the battle and trigger special in-game events. We are also hosting a prize draw which a number of businesses, including OG Games, Hollow Tree Studios and Heelan Hammer have supported by donating prizes.”


The club invites supporters to follow the progress of the players as they prepare their models, gaming table and rules in the build-up to this unique event at: http://innsmouthgamingclub.wordpress.com


You can find out more about Sophia’s Stepping Stones by visiting: http://www.sophiassteppingstones.co.uk/ and donate at: http://www.justgiving.com/Sophias-stepping-stones”


The project is already gaining momentum:

We’ve been getting some great PR support.
http://www.beastsofwar.com/warhammer-fantasy/charity-warhammer-battle-sofia-event/
http://www.geeknative.com/41300/warhammer-marathon-charity/
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/2013/09/05/77938/
http://www.collectors-club-of-great-britain.co.uk/News/Wargaming-club-to-play-48-hour-marathon-of-Warhammer-Fantasy/_nw937
http://news.silobreaker.com/wargaming-club-to-play-48-hour-marathon-of-warhammer-fantasy-5_2267077514868293793
http://thegamestribe.com/news/warhammer-marathon-for-charity/
http://www.toyworldmag.co.uk/news/2013/09/48-hour-wargame-marathon-planned-for-oxfordshire-charity

- We've even had a retweet from Ian Livingstone OBE!

We’ve also now set up a Facebook page if you’d like to check it out https://www.facebook.com/#!/battleforsophia




So what will we be doing on Warseer and how can you help?


First and foremost we’re keen to share pictures of the project developing including scenery/ rules/ armies and monsters. We will also share up-dates and lots of pics!


We’d also love to hear your thoughts around the project and any ideas people want to share with us.


Over the weekend itself we will be broadcasting the entire 48 hours on the internet so make sure to subscribe and make a note in your calendar to come and check it out, as a minimum it will be prime viewing from a comical point of view.


You will also be able to donate over the weekend to affect the game itself and many wonderful people and manufacturers have offered prizes for us to give away.


Teaser pics:

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