No I don’t think so, a nascent community at best. Currently we compare each others PJs on old lead, show off our old lead, get nostalgic about old games and ways of playing and play a very few old games.
I truly don’t think that makes us a movement and certainly not unique in the world of old warhammer. That doesn’t mean movement towards a movmentdom is without merit or beyond happening.
A movement almost literally by definition requires momentum. Something needs to be happening preferably a target or two to aim towards. So here is a vague list of things I’ve been considering for a while:
1) A meeting, to be called obviously Oldhammer Contact. Arranging a hall for a day and a time is no problem at all but with so few of us, spaced far apart, sometimes really far apart and mainly all being dads of young kids who would come? A pipe dream perhaps but laudable.
2) A Fanzine, but I hear you type, “that’s what our blogs are for no?” Well, no, imagine a couple of sides of A4 with say a scenario, painting tips, collecting tips, clarification or even reinterpretations of rules and a few illustrations from our own fair hands, I know I could knock one or two out (boom, boom). Now imagine it printed off and sitting with your rule collection all B&W and amateur. Something new something created, momentum.
3) A competition. This one is very doable I have my own plans on this and it may even be backed up by something interesting from my own lead swaps pile as a prize. Watch this space….
4) Miniatures, White knight has done it, Clam has done it. Obviously these minis are for their own use but what is to stop any one of us doing the same with that long coveted but missing from the back catalog item. Mmmmm Jess like wood-elf falconers.
5) Evangelism, spread the word. Not sure this is the best idea, too much old school competition for lead as it is.