Tesla Trooper/Pyro combo is really good ATM. I don't get how a range reduction could be good for a faction, range and speed are the two things you need to actually cause damage: mirage,marauder, dune rider, speeder trike and mortar quad are good examples, you know what ranges they have? 7/7.75/8/9.5/10. And you want a 3.5 that is even worse than conscripts, that is a free kill for dune riders/adepts/elites/seal IFV/knightframe.They would need to be immune to mind control and fast as hell to be actually useful
So what we've actually done is Made a Russian Lancer.
Tesla Trooper is just fine, we don't need to go creating units for the sake of creating units.