I think you may be expecting too much in terms of what's fair. Prestige and level 10's are the same level in wars as long as Takodana and Tatooine are in play, which is most of the time. Level 9's can 100% (3 star) level 10's and Prestige, again as long as Takodana and Tatooine are in play. Having Yavin helps. Level 8's can take down level 9's and 10's, again with those key outposts. The outposts are worth almost a 2 level jump. Not quite, but close.
We still win 60% to 70% of the matchups you described. It's more about having 2-3 players sync up and everyone needs to know how to take down outposts. A level 6-7 can take down leve 8-9 outposts once they understand the weaknesses of those outposts. E.g. Jets kill Takodana. That's not a big secret. Almost all mortars. We have a few players who are purposely staying at level 8 because they get the best of both worlds. 3 star every opponent in H2H and take down level 9's and 10's in wars or control outposts. We just tied a squad with 12 Prestige bases, and we had 5 Prestige, 2 level 10's, 4 9's, 3 8's, and a 7.
The outposts are the great equalizer. Nothing beats a squad that has players on 24-7, using alerts. Someone takes and outpost, we take it back in a few minutes. They get frustrated, attack without the outposts, get 0-2 star attacks and we win the war of attrition. Communication is key too. One player says I got Tako or Tat and the other 2 or 3 that are on say ready. They attack as soon as Tako or Tatooine are in our hands.
Out of curiosty, rebel or empire squad?
Sorry, one more thing. I do not tend to look at HQ levels, since that is very deceptive. I look up the squads on KSOD and look at their war record and base scores. That will tell you more than HQ levels will.
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