My experience is almost the diametric opposite of irishserb’s. I regularly meet people in non-wargaming-related contexts who turn out to be 40K players. I overhear random strangers on trains and in coffee shops and libraries discuss 40K in a way that implies they’re players of it. It’s always 40K in these situations.
I’ve formed the impression that the “hidden numbers” would tip the scales heavily in favour of 40K, especially when taking into account children and teenagers where I suspect there’s a much higher incidence of miniatures wargaming than in the adult population (even taking into account that the adult population is larger), and where 40K is the natural gateway in modern times.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by Rhoderic.