So as I have mentioned here and elsewhere, Ive cut the number of armies I own down to the bone. By bone, I mean I have a lot of Cryx and a bit of Protectorate and Cygnar, a Tomb Kings army and some Chaos Warriors Im debating assembling, and several Imperial Space Marine armies.
Its the Space Marines I am concerned with today, for a couple of reasons. As of right now, the Chapters represented (by having 1 or more models) are Space Wolves, Black Templars (though I did just get rid of about 90% of them), Blood Angels, Grey Knights, Dark Angels, Imperial Fists, Marines Errant, and of course the Red Scorpions. My few Ultramarines and Silver Skulls have a new home, and I have someone VERY interested in my Marines Errant. That would leave one army for each "variant" codex, and two Codex chapters. But this is not my concern, just a warm up.
I was talking to the Wife earlier today, and mentioned that I was very tempted by the rumored Codex: Chaos Legions. She said that Id be breaking my rule, since they are not Space Marines. I argued that they are, just a bit more spiky. She argued back that just going by a different appearance didnt matter, Id be going against the spirit of my No New Armies rule... but if that were actually a concern for me, I wouldnt have started Grey Knights, would I? Grey Knights are even more different from a Codex chapter then Chaos at its best/worst...
Obviously, if I started Chaos again, they wouldnt fit into my Crusade army theme, but what does everyone think, do Chaos Space Marines count as Space Marines, or as "something else"?