Now compare this with the armies I collect for the games I play.
Cult of Yurei - Devious and dealings with the Undead
The Savage Wave - Oni and demonic creatures.
Germans - SS and Fallschirmjager (They just have cool stuff)
Japanese - Such a wonderful army to use.
Dark Elves - Malicious, great at the running game as well as passing.
Chaos Dwarves - Stunties in big hats and Bull Centaurs!!
Undead - Zombilicious
Cryx - Seeing the pattern with Undead forces?
The Empire - Stormtroopers are just the coolest
Cybermen and Daleks - Exterminaaaaaate!!
Evil Genius and hordes of minions - No Mr Bond, I expect you to die!
So as I said, in real life I am quite a decent chap, so why do I play the "Bad Guys"
Well I cant really say with certainty but maybe if we look at the face of it, if I am decent in real life why would I want to be good in a game? isnt it a stretch of our imagination to try and divert from the norm? maybe find fun and divert from reality with being bad/naughty/perverse.
Now we can also look at the two styles of games: European style which is primarily focused on co-operation and problem solving and American style which is more me Versus you, I kill you you kill me!
Although I like the European style for some games (still using forementioned bad guys) I do prefer the American. You see, I dont want to settle Catan or build a working Pipe line or gather resources for a fledgling population - I want to drive the tracks of my armoured spearhead over the skulls of my enemy, I want to steamroll the opposing forces with a flurry of steel and explosions or rip them apart with undead hordes!
Now dont get me wrong, although I like to play fast and destroy my opposition, I am not that guy! I am not beardy or cheesy and I dont play or act like an arse. I want my opponent to have as much fun during the game as I do, but just with his forces being decimated!
So why do I prefer the supposed "Bad Guys" ? Its mainly down to taste, I will play British or High Elves or the Rebel Alliance but I always drift back to the Dark Side, I just find it so damn fun and it suits my playstyle.
So what do you play? Do you swop and change or go for the Goodies or Baddies?
What would you play if money and time were no object and would you stick to your normal playstyle?