Most war gamer's (at least those that came from the old board war game field from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s) are really rather nice and not a bad lot, most of us war gamer's are at least in their 40s and a lot in the 50-60s and some still surviving are in their 70's.
I can't speak for any of the 20-30's I don't even think those types knows what a war game is, most would say oh yeah Medal of Honor or Halo or some other FPS" but those are not what I would call war games. Just shooters. Also the Fantasy General and Wizards and what not are not war games either, they may have strategy in them but there not war games int he traditional sense.
I'm 38 years old and I started with computer war games. My first serious computer war game might have been Empire Deluxe (MS-DOS version), followed by Steel Panthers when it was new. I didn't get into analog war games until 2008 or so with BattleTech first, then Warhammer 40,000 some years later. I believe younger folks than me play Warhammer games (both 40k and Fantasy Battles), X-Wing Miniatures Game, and the likes
Those aren't historical and therefore don't count!
You know what they say, don't you? About how us MechWarriors are the modern knights, how warfare has become civilized now that we have to abide by conventions and rules of war. Don't believe it. MekWars