Terracon Warhammer fans battle in Naracoorte

GAMING fans travelled from as far as Adelaide and Melbourne to battle it out in the annual Terracon Warhammer 40K table top event on the weekend.

About 50 participants entered their "armies" into the two-day tournament at the Naracoorte Town Hall.

The aim of Terracon is to find the model army which is led by the most talented general over a series of five games.

It must have succeeded in a range of missions, show all-round hobby excellence in painting and background and be played in a sportsmanlike manner.

Points are divided into four categories - battle (100), painting (20), sportsmanship (50) and handicap which is dependent on how powerful the army is (50).

Reigning champion Dan Gilmour, who won in 2012 and 2013, wasn't able to take out the top spot this year but still managed to come in a respectable third place with 190 points out of a possible 220.

The winner was Andy Penn with 195 followed by Caine Marshall with 192.

Organiser Eric Hitchenor said he was happy with how smoothly the weekend ran.

"It went pretty well," he said. "We usually have between 50 and 55 people come along."

Terracon Warhammer 40K is held in Naracoorte every year on the June long weekend.