The more I look into the Lore of the Chaos Dwarfs I realize that they take pretty much everything the Dark Elves do but do it in a much more interesting way. Here's what I mean
- They have a much more interesting reason to be evil. They were cutoff from the rest of the Dwarf holds and were forced to sign a deal with a minor Chaos God to survive and perform these evil acts to appease him. Their isolation also explains their hatred of the other races as they felt betrayed and abandoned. Compare this to Dark Elves where their evil motivations can be explained by "Lol, sounds fun."
- They are actually practical when it comes to diplomacy. They have a surprisingly decent number of foreign allies including Ogres, and numerous chaos factions as trade partners and even military allies. Compare this to the Dark Elves who antagonize the others so much it's a miracle they're even still around.
- How they approach their cousins is much more interesting. They hate each other, of course, but it comes down more towards a feeling of betrayal and abandonment than simply wanting their own guy to be king. The way some Chaos Dwarfs talk about the normal Dawi passes on the idea that they'd have loved it if things were different, but their cowardice and betrayal lead them to the true path. Compare to the Dark Elves who's motive is "We like Malekith, **** everyone who doesn't."
- Their style of slavery is much more realistic and we see it bite them in the ass a few times. Enslaving orcs certainly wasn't the best tidea, and with the Black Orcs we actually get to see a few slave rebellions which would actually happen in this kind of society. Compare to the Dark Elves were slaves never rebel, which I find HIGHLY unrealistic in the 7,000 years the Druchii have been a thing.