So, what have y’all been reading on this blog over the last year? What are your fellow skirmish wargamers interested in? Don’t know? That’s cool: we’ll just tell you! In this article we’ll discuss the top 5 Skirmish Wargaming most popular blogs 2017!
(And if you can make it to the end: some tidbits for articles to be posted in 2018!)
Top 5 Skirmish Wargaming Most Popular Blogs 2017!
#5 – V&V Miniatures Berserkers Review
Stats: 2040 unique visitors, 2381 page views
Published: December 9, 2015
Yes, you read that date correctly: December 2015. This is one of our most popular articles on the blog, period.
And with good reason: V&V Miniatures is growing rapidly and their models are getting increasingly noticed. Hence their review is doing well in search results and so lots of peeps are ending up on Skirmish Wargaming.
The article on the Vikings is the oldest one, but the Saxon and Norman articles are getting traction, as well.
#4 – Sharp Practice: Rules Introduction and Review
Stats: 2023 unique visitors, 2473 page views
Published: February 14, 2017
The release of Sharp Practice 2 by Too Fat Lardies prompted Sigur to share his insights on the new ruleset. Facilitating wargaming set in the 1700 – 1865 period, this skirmish ruleset focuses on linear formations and fixing bayonets.
#3 Advanced Song of Heroes and Blades Review
Stats: 2704 unique visitors, 3226 page views
Published: September 21, 2017
A hugely popular fantasy skirmish illustrated by a #3 ranking for this article, despite being posted relatively late in the year, in September. Sigur shares another insightly review for one of his favourite skirmish sets in this new 2nd edition.
#2 Chain of Command Rules Review
Stats: 2970 unique visitors, 3464 page views
Published: May 10, 2017
Coming in at #2 is Sigur’s review of Chain of Command by Too Fat Lardies (I’m sensing a theme here – clearly, there is an audience for Sigur’s excellent reviews of skirmish sets!). And that’s exactly why Skirmish Wargaming exists in the first place: so you can read about those games you otherwise don’t see much around.
#1 – Changes to Saga 2nd edition
Stats: 4761 unique visitors, 5587 page views
Published: May 10, 2017
And our top article, by a landslide: the report from Crisis Antwerp 2017 containing upcoming changes to the Second Edition, due to be released in early 2018. Straight from the source: the Studio Tomahawk folks at the convention!
The response to this article was overwhelming, as indicated by the stats above! Since there wasn’t much known at all about Saga 2nd edition at the time, the article scratched an itch many of us were feeling.
I should note that our most visited article ever didn’t make it into this list at all! It’s Sigur’s Ronin Review from January 2015, coming in at 5253 unique visitors and 5968 page views.
But it did come in as #7 for 2017, being outclassed only by Sigur’s Lion Rampant review at #6.
And may I just say: THANK YOU to SIGUR, who has been churning out so many quality articles he deserves a medal!
So, what’s happening in 2018?
There’s a ton of cool stuff coming up for 2018:
- Lots more miniature and terrain reviews. Big players like Gripping Beast, but also relatively unknown companies such as After Hours Workshop from Poland have pledged some of their amazing products for us to look at!
- More opinionated articles. So far, we’ve kept it pretty neutral here, but we want to write more about certain topics that concern us all (no, not politics).
- More rules reviews and tactics. Quite naturally, we’ll discuss games we haven’t discussed before. We’ll also be diving some old ones, sharing battle reports and tactics articles.
In closing, I would like to note we’ve opened up a Facebook group for Skirmish Wargaming readers (at the time of writing it’s already at 168 members!). If you haven’t yet, do join the group and share your skirmish wargaming experiences, painted models, etc. Like the Facebook page while you’re at it.
Finally, if you’d like to be a contributor to the blog: you can! Find us on Facebook and we’d love to discuss your involvement. We’re always looking for skirmish enthusiasts willing to share good content with their fellow gamers!
Signing off for 2017! Have a good one, you guys!