I'm still trying to wrap my head around this Warlord.
The main reasons why I like him are:
1) He's going to have a strong economy, resilient to choke, but does not choke his opponent. Games in which everyone gets to play their cards are more enjoyable for me.
2) Unlike other Tau Warlords, he's not forcing you to play in a very specific way: sure, he wants some Kroots, but you can choose the other themes for your deck.
Tau's thing is supposed to be attachments. However, since I don't think it works that well (very card intensive, increased susceptibility to removal) I tried a Tau deck relatively low on attachments.
1x Shaper Agnok
4x Agnok's Shadow
3x Recon Drone
3x Vash'ya Trailblazer
3x Earth Caste Technician
3x Carnivore Pack
3x Kroot Hunter
3x Kroot Hounds
3x Gun Drones
3x Furious Wraithblade
2x The Duke of Debris
3x Penal Legionnaire
1x Vanguard Pack
3x Heavy Marker Drone
3x Arrangement at Elova IV
2x Behind Enemy Lines
3x Noble Deed
1x Evolutionary Adaptation
1x Repair Bay
Penal Legionnaire and Noble Deed are placeholders for two new Kroot-themed cards yet to be revealed in Pack 5.
Please note this isn't really a full-fledged deck, but rather a starting point since it lacks some oomph.
It's strong in command: ECT is basically always a hit and the command units I have are all very efficient, not to mention Agnok's ability of course.
The problem is that the only card I have to deal with Elites is the Heavy Marker Drone, whereas the only card that can deal with swarms is Gun Drones - this is why I am considering trying Repair Bay, which could put clutch cards back into my hand.
Another possibility is throwing the attachment module into the mix (2x Ambush Platform, 3x Ion Rifle, 3x Sniper Drone Team) and go down the "aggression" path, but then the deck risks becoming inconsistent and too weak against removal (seeing as not playing Elites means I can't hope for a Backlash).
Agnok's Shadows and the sig Event are both very strong and provide some options to adjust combat math, but I'd still like to have more combat surprises. The problem is that the available options are not too exciting, so I don't know what to add in.
Another possibility would be to go full Kroot and forsake command entirely - however we don't have enough Kroots to do that, especially low cost ones. When pack 5 is revealed we'll have these couple of new Kroot cards which are really interesting, but I still think it's not enough to go that route.
I considered playing Agnok with Elites but I find it hard, since a good deal of the Kroots are midrangers, while we have just a single playable kroot Elite (the Knarloc). It could be interesting to try an Elite/out of faction deck with STC and Enclave, but then I fear the kroot theme would go out of the window.
What do you guys think?