|Image borrowed from RoC80's|
Where this question is brought up it normally by someone new to this aspect of the hobby, which is fair enough as it's a hard concept to grasp.
So what is indeed Oldhammer?
No wait that's not right, but really just like the meaning of life the term Oldhammer means something different to everyone who's involved.
Myself I've been around from more or less the start of it all and like to think of myself as a well known name in this small circle of people (Hey I was mistaken for the owner of Oldhammer!!), but I don't picture myself as one of the ''Old Guard''.
Guess I really should explain what I mean by ''Old Guard'', They are often the ones which claim Oldhammer has to be played by a certain ruleset (Normally 2nd or 3rd WhFB or RT) and use X miniature (Again normally 1980's Citadel).
Edit: Term Old Guard refers to the ''Old ways'' rather then length of time involved with Oldhammer
Bollocks to that! Oldhammer is fluid.. It can change to the players/gamers need, for example at this years BOYL14 I'm playing and running a Judge Dredd game using Citadel Judge Dredd figures.
Now that's Oldhammer right? 1980's figures? Themed Scenario? But I'm using the ruleset Necromunda 2.0 does that now not make it Oldhammer? Where's the line?
This is what Oldhammer means to me:
''A group of like minded people, who can sometimes agree (If the Stars align and the omens speak true) and having fun with their toys''
This man is Oldhammer, not because he wears the shirt or games/paints in certain way. It's because of his free going attitude and willingness to both embrace the past and look to the future. You can tell he loves the hobby and that is Oldhammer :)