Just a quick question about the background that I thought to get warseer's opinion on. (It's also a question that will help me choose my army project).
I like playing as evil. That's just how it is for me. But I don't like evil that's just about destruction for its own sake (which GW seems to write about in line after line of codex materials).
My question then is this: Are there any factions that we can fairly call evil [yes, I know 40k is full of grey but work with me here, Space Marines are still written as heroes, afterall] that are conscerned not with destroying killing and burning the world, but establishing empires, hierarchies of nobility and that exist in societies or own cities?
I look to Chaos Space Marines and all I seem to find is roving warbands that ply the stars as glory hounds and pirates
I see Dark Eldar and think, hey, maybe they have concern for socities and empires and so on-- but then, they seem to be outside of real-space, brazenly raiding from a single city, and entirely too possessed with killing to actually worry about societal breakdown and anarchy.
And what of Daemons? At some point at think: Hey, now here is a highly stratified realm of existence! The Gods with their "Great Game", their system of 4 Empires (1 per god) and their creation of power, anexxation of new "realms" in the warp and new daemon worlds etc etc. But then I stop and think: Hey, Desalbert, you're a fool, because CHAOS DAEMONS are founded on the VERY PRINCIPLE OF CHAOS (therefore they cannot possibly care about order--not for long)
What's more, the lesser daemons seem to care only about killing all life.
So... I know I'm simplifying, but my piece being said, is there any evil force (playable faction) in this great universe which doesn't promote anarchy and instead seeks imperialistic-style, intelligently planned and ordered villainy?
Or is evil synonymous with anarchic chaos and societal breakdown in this universe?