At one point, when I was exclusively a 40k player, I had full armies worth of Space Wolves, Tyranids, Orks, Eldar, Imperial Guard, Necrons and for a short while, even Tau. So that is 7 armies not including other non-Wolf Space Marines and other odds and ends. When things got rough financially for my family, I sold off most of those armies to pay some bills, but I kept the Space Wolves.
Now things are a little more stable and I'm in to FB. I have 1500 points + of both High Elves and OnG. And I feel the urge to expand even more with my next target being Wood Elves. Yes, I know they're on the fringe right now, but with HE and OnG as my main good and "bad" armies, I figured having something a little less competitive but still very fun might be cool.
The problem is, does this mean I'm back on track for collecting a ton of different armies? What's wrong with me? Do I have a condition that requires that I start collecting different armies while never truly completing the armies I already have? Am I simply an GW impulse-buy junkie? (otherwise where did the Necrons that sat on my shelf come from????)
So to maybe put my own behavior into perspective, I posted this poll along with a question you can answer and discuss as you like:
Is buying more and more armies (not just more models for the same army) something that is relatively inherent in Warhammer gaming? Is it healthy or unhealthy? Do you wish you could be other than you are concerning this urge, if you have it?
I have it. I kind of wish I didn't. It'd be nice to simply be satisfied with what I already possess . . . then again, I'm human, aren't I?