20 minute game vs a rank 600 something OST
I wasn't lucky enough to get any higher ranking players unfortunately. Went 9-2 for the night with no infantry other than CE and AT guns in a couple games.
I will say this: you played very well, and have definitely convinvinced me of CE viability as a combat unit - for at least the first 5 minutes.
Ostheer player had a bad build of his own from the start (MG into Mortar) and got spooked early on by your mining and early wipe of mined grenadier squad. But even then he had regained map control until the T70s arrived - which I think your playback makes a better case for nerfing than CEs.
Still, this absolutely proves CEs are at least useable as infantry in early game, and talented Soviet player can probably stall into T-70s with them as you did with your early lead.
What would you propose though? Im not sure if anyone wants the slot machine rifles back, and these guys still need to do some damage. I'm still not sure this is something that really requires nerf. If Ostheer player had gone Ostruppen, or even started with Grenadier instead of a Mortar, I think game would have gone very differently, and I dont think the strat would have worked at all vs OKW.