Just played a game on Wrecked Train against a lvl 9 PE player (I'm lvl 8 US). Needless to say, I lost. After he pumped out his 4 minute armored car I rushed to get a motor pool (I had just enough fuel to get a supply depot so I used both engineers to get it up). Eventually took out his armored car chasing it with 2 m8's that lasted most of the game until the final engagement.
After he lost his armored car he just started pumping out assault greandiers and marders like no other. And it's a deadly combination: my M8's were at bay and my AT guns were getting sniped and blown up. Use of suppression fire of my BAR'd riflemen on the Assault Grenadier blob did nothing. It was a steep downhill slope after that.
I controlled the high fuel on the right. I tried to take the fuel points in the middle and the left and they were contested between the two of us. But it didn't seem to matter in the end as he was still able to scrounge up enough fuel to throw more marders at me.
I need tips on what I could have done better. I was hoping to get a strafing run but didn't have enough CP's to get it and then it was too late.
There was an AT gun that was unmanned outside my base that I never got back to capturing. That's something I should have captured and put back into the fight. I don't know what else I could have done effectively because he just had so many units out so quickly. When I'd retreat my squads they'd get slaughtered anyways but he was able to pull back effectively, re-man and get his veterancy.
Generally I'm doing a lot better against the Panzer Elite than I used to. But it means I have to do more cookie-cutter strategies: barracks, jeep, rifle, rifle, rifle, Motor Pool, M8, M8, Airborne, Recoilless... you see where it's going.