During a discussion on gaming in general, I wondered what percentage of wargamers also willingly play Euros. And, of course, everyone had a completely different guess with their attendant theory on how that number came to them.
Based on comments overhead at CSW Expo, the games I saw being played in the Annex at the Expo, what gets talked about in the "On The Table" and "Out of the Wrapper" folders on CSW, my guess was that 50% or more of the wargamers also play Euros. The other gamers in my group were guessing MUCH lower. My theory is that, while wargamers generally have a strong interest in a specific engagement, time period, method of combat, whatever... they also game to have fun and, therefore, will willingly cross over to Euro/Ameri-games. (I stress the willingly part - not just playing them because it's all they can get their SO to play or due to a lack of local opponents.)
The only database I can glean info from to test my theory is BoardGameGeek, which has a decided slant to Euro/Ameri-games. Will this give me a balanced look at the depth of crossover? Do hardcore wargamers use BGG and bother to record their plays, their collection, etc.? Is there a better site from which to dredge this information?
Something to look into...