Combat Engineers in Close Combat 3 serve 2 main purposes:
- To clear obstacles such as minefields
- To use the flamethrower to clear infantry out of buildings and trenches. The flamethrower is also effective against armour. It's main drawback is that it's extremely vulnerable to retun fire. Wandering about the battlefield with a tank of kerosene on your back is not likely to see you collecting a pension at the end of the war!