I wish I can change my topic to My Deck(s) Journal because that's what I'm basically doing right now and maybe giving some ideas to new players and veterans. I been messing around with Shadowsun again but it doesn't feel competitive worthy yet. My main problem with Shadowsun is Ragnar decks right now. I've taken out Eldar entirely (Gun line change). After playing around with above deck for awhile I wanted to try a Tau/SM deck even though in the past I could never make a good one I still feel it's weak against Ragnar decks. And yes I've tried Tense Negotiations, the Broadside and so far I don't like them in any deck I've made with them. Sadly! This is what I'm running as of right now.
Shadowsun (50 card deck)
3x Fire warrior Note: I can't seem to break from these bodyguards. I like them to follow THIS warlord around everywhere he goes.
I have considered and tried others like Iron Hand TechMarines,Blood Angels Vets., and Bork'an Recruits all are useful in different situations but none other then Fire Warriors helps keep this warlord alive better. These are also 3 cost and I don't want to cut anything for the 3 cost (except for Bork'an). Problem I have with Bork'an is their often just a 2/2 I think they are a waist unless you take advantage of their 4/2 with warlord. Since I can't always use them as a 4/2 I'd rather use Fire Warrior elites. Another thing I like about Fire Warriors is if my opponent goes warlord hunt on me these guys dropping in kind of changes their mind.
4x Shadowsun's Stealth Cadre
3x Void Pirates
3x Vash'ya Trailblazers
3x Gun Drones
3x Earth Caste Technician
3x Recon Drones
3x Vior'la Marksman
3x Eager Recruits
3x Tactical Squad Cardinis
2x Crisis Battle Guard Note: I had The broadside but this feels better and I figured even before the broadside came out this would be the case even though I wanted them to work. The mobile is so useful and I miss that in prior Tau decks..ahh! who knows they still might!
3x Heavy Marker Drones
3x Ion Rifles
1x Command-Link Drone
2x Ambush Platform Note: had 3 but feel only 2 is needed
1x Communications Relay Note: does anybody ever drawl this card? I rarely do.
2x Squadron Redeployment Note: I've have decent plays with this card but I'd rather have Fire Warriors be the signature instead of these.
2x Even the Odds Note: This had two Tense Negotiations but got rid of them for these and haven't tested this deck with these yet but I think I'll like what you can do with these better, but will see. If I don't I'll either put Tense Negotiations back or something else. Maybe more SM army units will see. Might take these out and put Blood Angles back or at least 2.
Anyways it was fun to play with. Edit: I should say I still like gun line deck I'm just trying something new I'm really starting to like SM more and more and wanted to give this another try I've made a similar deck to this before but didn't like it.