Yet another UK view , you rebel colonists must be getting really miffed.
I don’t think the historical hobby is dying as much as it is fragmenting and getting very compartmentalized.
Too much choice, too many different rule systems within a particular niche genre.
Too much time spent on the internet looking for the’next great battle winning shiny toy’, and chatting ,insulting,foaming at the mouth,etc.
The greying of the hobby worries me as a lot of IT Native youngsters have an attention span of a gnat (as a father of 2 teenagers and uncle to 3 ‘men’ in their 20s) and don’t have the patience to paint armies terrain etc.
(why are so many wargamers called Guy ?)