So there's a part of me that's always been attracted to Chaos, and until now, I've been channeling that part of me into the Thousand Sons. I adore them - I love their new models, I love Magnus the Red and his whole story - all of it.
And yet recently I've felt... stifled by them. There's an inherent weakness to any mono-god army - only 1/4th-ish of all chaos releases are relevant to you, resulting in vast breaks between major releases. Vaster than normal, anyway. On top of that, the Thousand Sons aesthetic, while cool, is very specific and kinda not-chaos. This fact has definite advantages - I really like the way they look, but it also means a lot of chaos stuff just doesn't fit in very well.
Another option, of course, is just to have more Legions. I could have some death guard, some black legion, some Emp's children, and ally them all together in a big rainbow-colored force. This works on a technical level, but it's not really for me. I like the idea of my armies being more coherent than that.
So my eyes have been drifting elsewhere recently. I have a soft spot for strange cults with insane doctrines (hence maining Admech).
So I've been mulling over the idea of a Word Bearers force. It would certainly have a heavy Tzeentch component (including characters that were Thousand Sons and still owe *some* fealty to their birth-Legion) but would offer a more diverse range of other opportunities as well. My Thousand Sons force will still exist, it'll just be small, and stay small.
So, with all this stuff bouncing around in my head -
Folks with mono-god armies - have you also struggled with feeling these limits? I imagine that there are quite a few people who got deep into Khorne Daemonkin and then spent a couple of years watching a big TSons release followed immediately by a big DG release. Slaanesh players are even deeper in the hole, having not seen a release in ages. What are your solutions?