I wasn't avoiding answering, I was just confused by how someone could only be level five and remember 11 tile range eATATs, that was before I started playing and I'm a solid mid-Ten now.
And I had an Imp base in a top squad on Windows, at level five HMC attacks were insta-defence medals for me. My sniper / bike combo ate them for breakfast. I think my record was five wins in a row without reloading. So answer is defintiely "no".
That was confusing to me as well. I started playing this game well after the range decrease and am mid level 8 now.
I voted "fair" in the poll because for every person who drops only HMC on my base when the SC is empty and squeaks out a 50% - 60% win, there are four more who get shredded by bikes and snipers. With only some level 8 turrets and traps, I have taken out some HMC attacks with my SC empty.
Work on upgrading your base, this combination isn't as unstoppable when you reach higher levels and have an improved layout.