yes I think the turret moves have improved things.
The SC thing is a difficult one, especially you only have 2 shields. You need to see how it goes in actual battle I think. Many of the bigger players will tell you to double shield your sc and bury it in the back of your base. However, I am guessing that when you are attacked, most just launch all their troops without much thought. In that case, your sc is in the right place.
Each time the hq upgrades, we often find we face a different type of enemy.
An ex-Amazon player, squeezing every last minute from the game..
Player name Dog. Biting rebs across the galaxy.
currently out of game