Playtested this unit against both the Japanese and Germans. It proved to be annoying to deal with (especially against the Japanese Air/Carrier/Cruiser build) the German Sub/Battleship build fared much better. The Screen was just enough to abort some planes, while the -1 attack die (not -1 to each attack die) from ship mains was annoying from cruisers... the German Battleship mains just didn't seem to care.
It is important to note that since there were 8 in the class this unit will be unlimited for the game.
For the build I usually paired The Quickmatch with the Arunta (6pts) and a Cruiser... That's 3 ships per sector for 13+Crusier cost. It's becomes a somewhat annoying yet competitive swarm build.
It did beat the Japanese, but lost to the Germans.
Honestly 8 points for what it does would still be worthwhile.
Coming to this late. The synergy can't be ignored. This thing will live beside cruisers and make them harder to kill. Alaska is an extreme case and not likely to be seen often for a number of reasons, but even restricted to a pure UK or Australian build, its notably good. I think 8 is justifiable.
Looks like an 8 to me. Very scenario specific unit, but it is strong when played correctly. If you do not plan to have cruisers in your build you probably won't take this anyway with so many other choices.
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