Yes indeed, the AI has a love affair with engineers... They a well all around amphibious , demolition capable unit... There is no surprise that AI loves them...
But I think that their stats against soft and hard tagets should be lowered because they right now there are better than some APC/IFV equiped infantry!
Soft_Attack: 21 (18 in the Eastern block version)
I think that the Goats uses WWII knowledge were satchel chargers were used as AT weapons...
1. MISSION. A. TO INCREASE THE COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS OF
DIVISION, CORPS AND THEATER ARMY FORCES BY ACCOMPLISHING
GENERAL ENGINEERING TASKS AND LIMITED MOBILITY,
COUNTERMOBILITY, AND SURVIVABILITY TASKS.
B. TO CONSTRUCT, REPAIR, AND MAINTAIN MAIN SUPPLY ROUTES
LANDING STRIPS, BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES AND UTILITIES.
C. TO PERFORM REAR AREA SECURITY OPERATIONS WHEN
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/army/uni ... 15L000.htm
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/army/uni ... 35L300.htm
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/army/uni ... 25L000.htm
In my opinion lowering the Engineers stats to a point similar to a Garrison battallion, will cause that the AI builds and uses other units, and this reason by itself is enough to do it.
I found here
a list of the equipment that an engineers company has (US Army) and there aren't any AT weapons system (I least I couldn't find them)