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Offline bopokippo

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Help on PE vs American
« on: January 06, 2012, 02:09:18 AM »
Yeah just general trouble in this match up. My Grens get killed by mass B.A.R. riflemen and airborne with Recoiless rifles can just come in and wipe the board with my light vehicles. Rangers do the same. So many light halftrack type vehicles for PE. Heavy vehicles get annihilated by a few m1 57mm shots from behind the wall of infantry. Even panzer IV just get immobilized by a sticky bomb. I'm just having trouble in general with this matchup. Americans seem to have dominance a significant period of time and always for me, seem to have the initiative. Also, with a WSC start, a fast sniper supported with engineers kills all my early panzer grens, forcing me to pay a lot in reinforcement costs if I retreat well. MGs lock down the map and armor piercing rounds don't do have a bad job against my halftracks. Rangers, M8s, airborne, m1 57mm don't make it any easier. Mortar halftracks do something but not enough to stop the flow of infantry and anti-tank guns. Any help would be nice!

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Re: Help on PE vs American
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 04:29:55 AM »
Actually, the US-player is normally the one who has serious problems (especially in early game) against PE. Since this is the EF-forum and not an vCoH-forum, you better have a look on There are already a lot of guides for strategys and tactics for PE-USA match-up.

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Re: Help on PE vs American
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 06:35:07 AM »
Getting better with that MHT would be a start. It's a game defining unit when used correctly. Against snipers, use a ketty to spot it and use either G43 slow and chase or AT HT on focus fire. BARs are rather ineffective against PE. Focus fire any flamers you see. If he's only using riflemen, you should be able to beat him rather easily with 5-6 squads of G43 PGs. G43 blob with AT HT support is probably the best PE strat vs US.
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Re: Help on PE vs American
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 06:44:30 AM »
Watching the replay would help :).
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