Define wargame. Is World of Tanks or Warthunder or Call of Duty a wargame? If so, all those games have very diverse communities playing them. What about Fortnite, it's a combat game, that has one of the largest user bases on record. I am fairly certain its community is not homogenous. I can find plenty of women and gays and marginalized people to play any number of games with, but wargames appeal to a very limited number of people. My daughter will play Risk or even Axis and Allies with me but if I pull out SPI's Atlantic Wall with its 3000-4000 counters, its 5 map boards that cover my living room floor, and the hefty rulebooks she gets a glazed look on her face and bolts for the door. Here's the deal. if an activity appeals to a person, they will get involved in the activity, regardless of their race, economic status, sexual orientation, religious orientation, or whatever criteria you want to put out there. And my experience is that most wargamers are more likely than not to welcome an opponent, any opponent, to the fold. So just because by your own admission, you have looked and "analyzed" a very narrow subset of the community does not mean that wargamers, in general, are averse to a diverse player base or averse to conflict games that represent other perspectives. A good game is a good game, just ask the designer of Cyberpunk, who just happens to be from a marginalized group. Take a word of advice, quit trying to politicize a hobby when you should be promoting it to the groups you are saying are excluded and underrepresented. Wargamers always welcome "fresh meat".
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