we are phasing out a section of our site that has around 1500 pages. our plan is to 301 redirect all articles older than jan. 1, 2012 (around 1400 pages). all articles are database driven and have a numerical id associated with them.
is it possible to set up a htaccess conditional to 301 redirect pages older than 1/1/12 (or based on ID as the ID increases with each article)?
if i simply remove the pages, we'll have 1400 new 404 errors, which is definitely not ideal.