Great post, DS, and thank you! This will help me everytime I need to explain to newbies how an OP works in squad wars to convice them to capture and keep them at any cost. One of the greatest problems I see is that most of the new players ignore the OPs and want to attack only bases...
Takodana is too OP. Need a nerf. Not funny having a 45:45 when both squads have high and skilled players. The Tie Crate is a misery and doesn't pay the costs. I really enjoy a war without Takodana when I can use some strategy and change loadouts for different bases, and not only jets and more jets in SC.
Usually Er'Kit is ignored. Both squads do not struggle to have it by thinking that they are wasting an attack by just capturing a defensive OP... But try to destroy a wall or HQ with a normal troop and see how long it takes to destroy them, usually the time runs out before, which is very frustrating when you finish with 97-98-99%. This can ruin my day...
Hoth, on the other hand, is more contested than Er'Kit because of the shields. It takes a life to destroy a high level Droideka, and usually you need to spend all your SC and a few more troops to destroy both, and these troops will be missing at the end to get the 3 links.
Samples of TXs do not shoot over walls like the skinned TXs. I stopped using samples in wars against walled bases and would rather use a Juggernaut with Tatooine. I do not know if that has changed. Never used TX samples again.
After the Naval Units, Yavin became my favorite planet in a No-Tako War, most than Tatooine, while I can use Pilots and samples of Sullustan / Rodians preferably against bases with grouped turrets.
I don't like Tatooine boost. Vehicles are too slow and have high UC. I rarely use vehicles even if we have Tatooine but only Speeders for enemy troops. But sometimes I can use 1 Repulsor Tank/AT-ST (generalists) with Tatooine OP against bases with many buildings together.
I love having a Hunter Rancor in my SC when we're holding Tako and Dando, this thing becomes an unstoppable beast against compact bases.
While Hoth Factory is a shield generator, you can capture Hoth using 3 Ithorian/Kubaz to disable the shield generator and get 1 star -- or bomb the shield generator with an A-Wing/Tie Advanced if you don't have Kubaz or Ithorians.
SWC Windows survivor.
Imperial HQ 11 & Rebel HQ 11 on vacation.