Well, here we are at my second annual Old Stuff Day! Well, it’s not mine really, Rob at Warhammer 39,999 started it last year and my mate Thor over at Creative Twilight has taken up the torch since Rob faded away a little (as bloggers sadly do). But it is the second one and it’s my second one.
Basically the idea is that we showcase older content that we are either particularly proud of, or that we feel didn’t get a fair go the first time around.
It’s the nature of blogging that sometimes something you work hard on and think is really pretty good just slips through the cracks and no-one seems to notice.
Anyway last year I’d only been going for about a week(!) so I linked to an old Bell of Lost Souls article that I really enjoyed.
This year I actually have a year’s worth of my own content I can trawl through. Here’s what I came up with. I tried to pick some things that weren’t my most popular posts but that I think are good examples of the sort of content here at Warp Signal. Hope you enjoy them:
Lord Inquisitor Julius Borgez – One of my first posts, and one that shows both my ‘quick and dirty’ painting style and a model I am particularly proud of. You might not have seen it if you came to the blog a bit later.
RAI vs. RAW – A New Convention – Yes, I do a fair bit of opinionated analysis hereabouts. I like this one because it’s an issue that bugs me and it gets across my basic approach to gaming – if you can win and your opponent has a great time and doesn’t feel like they were suckered in any way, then you’re doing it right.
Painting Outside the Lines – OK so you might have seen this one. It’s one of my more popular articles, but I like it. It’s about combining my two favourite things in our hobby: painting and letting your imagination run free.
Command Section, report! – A really old post (my second?) that shows some of the characters from battleforce Wyvern, my Imperial Guard army that you might now know from the Invasion of St. Arkham campaign. Lord General Drake has not been built or painted yet at this point. This post is also notable because in the early days of the blog I got more visits from people looking for paintings of Marshall Castex (the random Napoleonic officer I used as a picture) than anything else!