Somebody challenged me to place highly at a Sheriff with Louis Pasteur and QUATERMAN as answers to Clowntrol.
I obliged by going undefeated until the cut at the wwrld's largest Sheriff, losing in the semi finals to the eventual winner who was running a really nice Law Dog deck that I just didn't have an answer for. (Steve's deck is AMAZING! - some really inspired card choices)
In testing this deck has not dropped a single game against 4R contorl. NOT... A... SINGLE...ONE.
It has everything it needs to ruin the clowns day:
Qbert - That little robot is the star of the show here. He is immune to paralyse AND phantasm, the 2 key control hexes. Give him a fancy new hat and he's also influence you cannot remove.
Force Field - the single greatest answer to Hex Sling / It's Not What You Know. Every single shootout is a tie. The deck packs 17 dudes so your opponent will AWLAYS run out of guys before you do.
Point Blank - I love popping a 1 stud point blank against 4R. Valeria has ZERO bullets and 99% of the time is the only valid target for a single bullet PB.
Takin Ya With Me as a back up to Force Field - FF got Unprepared? take your lumps and then punish them anyway!
I actually ended up not needing Louis, I had him available in a couple of games, but ended up playing other things. I maintain he's a valid counter to control, but when you have the robots running around, you just don;t need him.