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POLL: Decline of Gaming in the Grand Manner


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unknown member writes:

I think ginormous games are more a 'young and keen' sort of thing, older guys have the 'been there, done that, washed the car with T-shirt' sort of attitude.

My instinct is the opposite – gents at the club were once playing with thousands of 28s across three joined tables, and I exclaimed that it would take me 30 years to paint that many figures. Their reply was suitably laconic: it did.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
who wants to spend all weekend on a game?
23
13%
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the rise of skirmish wargaming
29
16%
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internet has raised painting standards too high
4
2%
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internet takes up all my time
0
0%
 
other (explain)
20
11%
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less disposable income
18
10%
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short attention span
19
11%
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28mm metals are too expensive now
16
9%
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no opinion
18
10%
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the world is faster, no spare time
26
15%
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plastics are cheaper, but time consuming to assemble
4
2%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

unknown member writes:

A thread on another forum bemoaned the decline of gaming "In the Grand Manner" with huge armies. A number of causes were suggested. Do you agree, and to what would you attribute this malaise?

Poll set up by unknown member, based on this pre-poll discussion.