Top PreOrders for Wargamers May 2013
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Along with my interest in wargames, I am a bit of a data monkey.

I was curious to see what the top wargame pre-orders were using data on bgg.

So, I made use of the thread How many wargamers read this forum? and the geek tools here to generate a list of user ids who read the wargame forums.

Then, I pulled the preorder lists for all of these users and counted them up by game.

I ranked the games by the number of pre-orders, and I went from the highest number down to all those games with 10 pre-orders.

Is this a perfect measure of what is pre-ordered by wargamers? Obviously not. I did find it interesting, though. Let me know what you think.
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1. Board Game: Up Front [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:388]
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Number one with 37 pre-orders!
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2. Board Game: The Guns of Gettysburg [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:1410]
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Tied for 2nd with 24 pre-orders!
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3. Board Game: Reluctant Enemies [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:2771]
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Tied for second with 24 pre-orders
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4. Board Game: Lincoln's War [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:6677]
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Number 4 -- 20 pre-orders!
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5. Board Game: The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43 [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:953] [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked]
 
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Number 5 with 20 pre-orders.
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6. Board Game: Combat Commander: Battle Pack #5 – Fall of the West [Average Rating:8.39 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.39 Unranked]
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7. Board Game: Won by the Sword [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:6056]
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8. Board Game: To The Last Man! [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:3495]
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9. Board Game: Korea: The Forgotten War [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:2282]
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10. Board Game: Combat Commander: Battle Pack #6 – Sea Lion [Average Rating:8.33 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.33 Unranked]
 
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11. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Napoleonics Expansion #3 – The Austrian Army [Average Rating:8.40 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.40 Unranked]
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12. Board Game: A Distant Plain [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:674]
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13. Board Game: Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:144]
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14. Board Game: Warriors of Japan [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:6127]
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16. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Napoleonics Expansion #4 – The Prussian Army [Average Rating:8.26 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.26 Unranked]
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17. Board Game: Fields of Fire [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:1135]
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18. Board Game: Cuba Libre [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:490]
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19. Board Game: France '40 [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:2333]
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20. Board Game: Unconditional Surrender! World War 2 in Europe [Average Rating:8.39 Overall Rank:1174]
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21. Board Game: The Battle for Normandy Expansion [Average Rating:8.07 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.07 Unranked]
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22. Board Game: Navajo Wars [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:1131]
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23. Board Game: No Retreat! The North African Front [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:2835]
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24. Board Game: Crusade and Revolution: The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 [Average Rating:8.44 Overall Rank:2306]
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25. Board Game: Storm Over Dien Bien Phu [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:3706]
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