What is your age?

less than 13
1%
3
14 to 16
1%
8
17 to 19
2%
14
20 to 24
9%
51
25 to 29
13%
73
30 to 34
15%
88
35 to 39
17%
96
40 to 44
15%
87
45 to 49
10%
57
50 to 54
8%
46
55 to 59
6%
32
60 to 64
2%
14
65 to 74
1%
6
75+
0%
1
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Pocus
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What is your age? (poll)

Fri May 04, 2007 11:26 am

We would be interested to know how the population split between age categories... Old Grognards or young blood, give us the info we want! :nuts:
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Fri May 04, 2007 12:09 pm

So far, I'm one of the youngsters here, it seems, at 33.

(Relatively speaking, of course ;) )
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Fri May 04, 2007 12:44 pm

Now, we're both in the strongest age group, 30-40. :cool:

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Fri May 04, 2007 1:21 pm

I'm very interested to know if the wargaming community is receiving younger players... this would be a good thing for the future of the games we like.
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Fri May 04, 2007 4:01 pm

Rafiki wrote:So far, I'm one of the youngsters here, it seems, at 33.

(Relatively speaking, of course ;) )



And so far, I'm the old timer at 51, but it's only a number.... :hat:

It has to be the PC games that keep me feeling young :niark:

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ltc taplett
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Fri May 04, 2007 4:04 pm

Actually the period of the game might influence the age bracket of the players :

I think you will probably find proportionally more younger players in WWII war games than in American Ciwil War or AWI or whatever.

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Fri May 04, 2007 5:45 pm

Chamberlain wrote:And so far, I'm the old timer at 51


Bah, humbug, sonny, y'ain't but a spring chicken.

I might not be older than dirt, but I remember when we was the only family in town to have any. Hee hee.

Age demographics are a two-headed beast for computer wargame companies, it seems to me. You've got to attract younger customers to maintain an economically viable base, but by pandering to their tastes, you run the risk of losing the interest of the older folk whose purchases helped you get started in the first place (of course, they erode with time like the Sphinx's face, only a lot faster).

One such company (nameless, of course) in which I once believed implicitly and with which I used to do business has managed to alienate me almost completely due to their frenzied pandering to the diaper-clad "dumb it way down and make it pretend to be in real time" set.

Of course, it doesn't help when I try to make payment with cheques chiseled in rock and drawn on the First Hammurabi National Bank...

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Fri May 04, 2007 9:02 pm

Rafiki wrote:So far, I'm one of the youngsters here, it seems, at 33.

(Relatively speaking, of course ;) )

Pah, step aside monkey!
15 here. And already an accomplished lurker. :D

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Sat May 05, 2007 2:40 am

I think we have a healthy demographic for at least another ten years. :D
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Sat May 05, 2007 5:53 am

Chamberlain wrote:And so far, I'm the old timer at 51, but it's only a number.... :hat:

It might just be a number, but it's a fairly large number, don't you think? ;)

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Jayavarman wrote:I think we have a healthy demographic for at least another ten years. :D

Indeed, especially when we get young whippersnappers like yourself among us :)
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Sat May 05, 2007 6:46 am

I have a feeling the larger brackets seem to relate to those folks who were young when boardgames really started to take off. I'm thinking of Avalon Hill and games like Squad Leader (or ASL).

I still fondly remember Gettysburg '77 as one of my first games.

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Dunhill_BKK wrote:I have a feeling the larger brackets seem to relate to those folks who were young when boardgames really started to take off. I'm thinking of Avalon Hill and games like Squad Leader (or ASL).

I still fondly remember Gettysburg '77 as one of my first games.


Yeah, you're probably right here. I suppose that over the years these gamers developped a large interest in many periods of time and conflicts.
So maybe the youngsters who directly started with WWI related computer games will just do the same in say, 10 years or so. :nuts:

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Sat May 05, 2007 9:11 am

ltc taplett wrote:Yeah, you're probably right here. I suppose that over the years these gamers developped a large interest in many periods of time and conflicts.
So maybe the youngsters who directly started with WWI related computer games will just do the same in say, 10 years or so. :nuts:


Right for me also, one of my first wargames was SL when it came out in '78, I was 14 ... :8o: :sourcil:

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Sun May 06, 2007 7:31 am

Mhmmm, I can see a clear bell shaped pattern... :indien:
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Dunhill_BKK wrote:I have a feeling the larger brackets seem to relate to those folks who were young when boardgames really started to take off. I'm thinking of Avalon Hill and games like Squad Leader (or ASL).

I still fondly remember Gettysburg '77 as one of my first games.


Sir, I have to agree 100% with you on this. I grew up wargaming and computer products that are turn-based will always appeal to me more, although this might have something to do with the fact that I cant point and click fast enough to be competetive in a real-time game against human opponents :cuit: To me these games remind me of the "good old days" of wargaming.

in 1977 I was ten years old and went to my local hobby shop to get a airplane model of some sort, when the owner asked me if I might be interested in wargaming. I told him I sure. He sold me a new copy of AH's Starship Troopers for ten dollars. ( It was all I had and he was looking for new opponents.)
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Sun May 06, 2007 10:02 am

28 here (but dirt poor as a elevenyear old that's just blown his allowance in the candyshop :niark: )

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Korrigan wrote:Mhmmm, I can see a clear bell shaped pattern... :indien:


...and I'm sitting right on the rim under the spot where the clapper hits.

I'm just glad someone has joined me in the "we're so old, we're not counting anymore" club. Now, if some real geezer would weigh in at over 60, I would be so happy ... removes bifocals, wipes away a tear

My first wargame was Tactics II. Man, I loved that game. I studied and worked on it until I thought I had created the perfect plan.

So, I went over to my friend Mike's house. We broke out his copy and set 'em up. I started my first move, busily running my units down those little red roads, when he stopped me. "I don't think you can get to that square." I looked at the board. His copy was slightly misprinted, so that the roads didn't run exactly through the corners of the squares. Mike maintained that you had to count every square the road went through (which slowed things down considerably, of course, and turned my "perfect plan" into nonsense). I argued that the designer's intention was obviously to run the roads through the corners of the squares, but good ole Mike wasn't buying it.

We played anyway. It was great fun. Oh, and Mike? A couple of years later, he and another friend of mine got into a fistfight over a game of D-Day. Duked it out right there in his mom's parlor. Scattered the game all over the room. The rest of us jumped in to break 'em up, and it turned into a four-kid free-for-all. His mom kicked us out and banned us from ever coming back (she reluctantly kept her boy Mike).

Ah, those were the days...

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Sun May 06, 2007 9:47 pm

ROFL :niark:

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Mon May 07, 2007 2:34 pm

I am 37 and very happy to notice that a lot of people of the boardgame generation still play wargames after all this time. Cheers :siffle:

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Mon May 07, 2007 7:47 pm

DLing the demo as I write, confident in my abilities to crash and burn the 1st ten times out of the gate.

You just had to know that all the old grognards would wake up for this game. There was a reason why so many ACW titles were released as board games.

Plus, I just have this weak spot for new game companies, mom and pop shops, kittens, and anything ACW.

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Thu May 10, 2007 10:34 pm

I am 37 and very happy to notice that a lot of people of the boardgame generation still play wargames after all this time. Cheers


Forever... ;) , I am 32 years old

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Age?

Fri May 11, 2007 5:08 am

Humbug! I am 64 and planning to go on and on and ... !! My first game was the original Gettysburg in early 60s. Much joy and sorrow. Tag :cwboy:

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tagwyn wrote:Humbug! I am 64 and planning to go on and on and ... !! My first game was the original Gettysburg in early 60s. Much joy and sorrow. Tag :cwboy:


Please, tagwyn, I'm 58, and I haven't been called "sonny" or "punk" or any of that kind of stuff in a long time...

I feel so good now that I see there are a bunch of us "too old to rock & roll, too young to die" types here.

Ah, the original Gettysburg. First time I played it, we used the optional "lose a leader and his entire command is eliminated" rule. Woe was I when I discovered that just having a unit next to the square in which your HQ sat did not prevent an enemy unit from ignoring the combat unit immediately in its face so as to attack across the square corner into the next one and zap your HQ unit.

Oh, well. I guess I was always kind of a six-sided guy...

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Fri May 11, 2007 7:55 am

I have 39

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Fri May 11, 2007 3:17 pm

31 and still going strong.

Disappointed to see some certain reprobates posting here :fleb: Thought I had escaped them. :niark:

As someone else mentioned earlier, I think you will find people 'of a certain age' here. A WWII will bring in the new bloods (so please don't make one :p apy: )

Aye.

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Fri May 11, 2007 7:47 pm

So currently, the most interesting thing is : what is the reward in this poll for voting in the line " even beyond that" after line 150 years old ?

Something like : "rest in peace " or else ?? :niark:
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Fri May 11, 2007 11:28 pm

Adlertag wrote:So currently, the most interesting thing is : what is the reward in this poll for voting in the line " even beyond that" after line 150 years old ?

Something like : "rest in peace " or else ?? :niark:


Hmmmph. When 900 years old YOU are, look so good you may not...

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Sat May 12, 2007 4:06 am

pasternakski wrote:Please, tagwyn, I'm 58, and I haven't been called "sonny" or "punk" or any of that kind of stuff in a long time...

I feel so good now that I see there are a bunch of us "too old to rock & roll, too young to die" types here.

Ah, the original Gettysburg. First time I played it, we used the optional "lose a leader and his entire command is eliminated" rule. Woe was I when I discovered that just having a unit next to the square in which your HQ sat did not prevent an enemy unit from ignoring the combat unit immediately in its face so as to attack across the square corner into the next one and zap your HQ unit.

Oh, well. I guess I was always kind of a six-sided guy...


Your posts are always entertaining and informative Pasternakski,I didn't realise that your just a snotty nosed kid and you can't hit me cos I'm a pensioner and I wear glasses!

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Sat May 12, 2007 5:29 am

tremy wrote:Your posts are always entertaining and informative Pasternakski,

Shhhh... don't let my kids hear you say that - they still think I'm an arrogant smart@$$, and I like it that way. Keeps down my expenses for travel and holidays...

I didn't realise that your just a snotty nosed kid and you can't hit me cos I'm a pensioner and I wear glasses!


Hey! After you reach a certain age, geezers are allowed to duke it out no matter their handicaps or other patheticness ... makes for great humor videos fer the younger folk.

I wonder if anyone else has noticed how, now that a bunch of us have escaped from the nursing home and crawled out of the iron lung to "vote" in this poll how that "bell curve" Korrigan was talking about seems to have developed a - shall we call it - "post-middle-age bulge."

Gray Panther power! Right on, brothers!

err ... ummmm ... what the heck was it I was so excited about ... ?

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Sat May 12, 2007 1:20 pm

I'm tempted to post a poll:
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Ayeshteni wrote:Disappointed to see some certain reprobates posting here :fleb: Thought I had escaped them. :niark:

I know *exactly* what you mean ;)
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