FANTASY ESCAPE: Sean Fahey organised a Warhammer fund-raising event at Barney Point to support the Mater Foundation.
FANTASY ESCAPE: Sean Fahey organised a Warhammer fund-raising event at Barney Point to support the Mater Foundation. Julia Bartrim

'Ruled by Chaos': Gladdy group uses Warhammer to raise funds

IT'S A WORLD of orcs, dragons, vampires and dwarves, ruled by chaos.

Young father Sean Fahey has been playing Warhammer for almost 20 years, and he'd like to see more people give the fantasy game a go.

Yesterday Sean and other members of local Warhammer Group the Warg Club got together at Barney Point to raise funds for the Mater Foundation, using Warhammer as a vehicle.

The group of 10 were playing the Age of Sigmar version of Warhammer, which consists of four different alliances.

As Sean explained: "You've got Order - your general good guys, then you've got Chaos, Death and Destruction".

Some of the "bad guys" apparently can be tolerated as "lesser evils", according to Sean.

For instance, Death is fine, in the sense that as long as everyone is dead there is order.

 

Warhammer pieces being played by the Barney Point Warg Club to fundraise for the Mater Foundation.
Warhammer pieces being played by the Barney Point Warg Club to fundraise for the Mater Foundation. LAD Social

Sound complicated? Warhammer draws on the mythology found in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings novels, but it puts its own twist on things, evolving philosophies and ideas along the way.

The Warg Club raised about $500 for the Mater Foundation through selling raffle tickets.

The foundation supports families with sick children, and funds research into diseases.

All raffle prizes were supplied by Millennium Comics in Rockhampton, and paid for by Life After Dark.

 

Warhammer pieces being played by the Barney Point Warg Club to fundraise for the Mater Foundation.
Warhammer pieces being played by the Barney Point Warg Club to fundraise for the Mater Foundation. LAD Social

Sean said he was keen to see more people learn about the fantasy game, and he was hoping events like the one on Saturday would generate more interest.

"It's sort of like video games, but you're actually out there socialising," he said.

"(We) are having a ball of a time, laughing and giggling and all that.

"In the US, Europe and the UK, Warhammer is out there, it's advertised. Hopefully by us doing other events (more people will become involved)."

Join the Warhammer 40K event September 29-30 at the Yaralla Sports Club. Women and children welcome!