Yeah... Matchmaking is broken since this game was build, and believe me, it's worse now than it's ever been... There are fewer squads currently playing wars, which further worsens the criteria for matchmaking.
Many squads can't play Squad Wars because they lost several players in the last weeks and they don't have members enough to start the matchmaking, many players are building new squads from scratch, and sit and wait for players to join to fill a war roster, and many other squads don't have interest in play wars anymore due to mismatches with bad matchmaking, poor rewards and Takodana frustrating draws...
With this desolating scenary, other squads are joining to play wars with Mini-bases to get easy rivals in the matchmaking. My last participating in a squad wars was with my current training squad Bombsquad18, with a list of players from HQ6 to HQ3, and we were matched with Rebels Bulgaria, a squad of Mini bases, and they had 5 HQ10s and 2 HQ8s -- all mini bases. They had no difficult to win, and still captured Takodana to make things even easier for them.
A Windows survivor now training players and helping squads through the Galaxy!
Imperial HQ Prestige in "BombSquad18" (Level 49 squad)
Rebel HQ Prestige / HQ 8 in "Ewok_revenge" (Level 50 squad)