Table top event biggest yet

SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND: One of the many WarHammer armies that battled it out over the weekend at Terra Con. Photo: Supplied.

Charlotte Varcoe

WARHAMMER enthusiasts gathered in Naracoorte on the June long weekend to battle it out in the 23rd annual Terra Con competition.

The fantasy tabletop game features hand-painted miniature models to represent warriors on a field consisting of buildings, trees, hills and other terrain models.

Players then take turns moving their armies across the field and simulate a battle while adhering to strict rules.

The biggest Warhammer competition outside of Adelaide, Terra Con organiser Ashley Cross said this year attracted the most number of players with interstate borders completely open.

Mr Cross said there were about 100 players across the six games for each day, all of which ran for close to three hours each.

“Compared to previous years this has been our most successful,” Mr Cross said.

“We had people from New Zealand, New South Wales, Victoria and across South Australia come to Naracoorte to play and socialise with one another so it was fantastic to get back to a normal year.”

This year, Adelaide’s Adam Napier took home the top spot in the tournament with his Warhammer army ‘Tau’.

Mr Napier also won last year’s tournament, leaving him with a back-to-back win.

“Overall the weekend was a great success and everyone was happy to come along,” Mr Cross said.

“We have people who come along every year and the Warhammer community really is a fantastic one.”

The weekend-long event was also live streamed online with hobbyists from America and other countries tuning in.