So complicated are my friends' lives, most of whom are retired gentlemen of leisure (like what I am), that I've had to draw up a matrix to depict each person's preferred gaming days and those days that are committed to things like practical grand-parenting, study and even work! There's a group that can only do the beginning of the week, and another that prefer the end of the week, with the odd one who can do any day, in theory. Then there's also the very minor issue of personalities, i.e. the potential for clashes of said personalities and possibly an unsatisfying outcome (for me at least as the host!). Not a big deal at all really, but one to be aware of. It goes further as different playing styles can also be a bit of a headache. I'm quite an aggressive player on the table, unless I have cavalry in which case I'm an impossible ditherer. Some people might be called overly cautious, but it can be frustrating for the other players who are maybe (or not) more (or less) cerebral, and also for followers of the 'fix bayonets and charge' school of wargaming.
Now, the above is merely me observing as the attentive host. I love (in a man way) all my wargaming mates, some of whom I've battled against since my late teens which is very long time ago indeed, I really enjoy hosting a game nearly every week and it gives me great pleasure when those playing enjoy their day even if they were attempting a tough scenario and their army was hammered. I always feel deflated if there's even a hint that the day wasn't as enjoyable as I had planned or hoped for one or more of the players. I put a lot of effort into each game and get much pleasure from the preparation and the playing but as much from knowing that I've done my best to ensure my mates have had a good day out.
I am of course very fortunate to have a bespoke war-games room and a bigger collection of figures and armies than I could ever have imagined owning in my youth. What would happen if I ever managed to demolish the lead mountain I do not know as I would run out of space! However, above all things, what makes me even MORE fortunate is to have such a wide circle of great like-minded friends who are willing and able to make the journey to my place on almost a weekly basis so we can all have an enjoyable day talking and playing wargaming and pushing my little men around the table for a few hours. Long may it continue through 2017 and beyond.