FM Albert Kesselring
AXIS and ALLIES RTS
"It would have been easier to fight alone with inadequate forces than to have to accept...responsibility for our ally's lack of fighting qualities and dubious loyalty."
Albrecht Kesselring (1885-1960) was a Luftwaffe Generalfeldmarschall during World War II. One of the most respected and skillful generals of Nazi Germany, he was nicknamed "Smiling Albert". He commanded air forces in the invasions of Poland, France, and the Soviet Union, and the Battle of Britain. As Commander-in-Chief South, he was overall German commander in the Mediterranean theatre, which included operations in North Africa. Later, he conducted a stubborn defensive campaign against the Allied forces in Italy. In the final campaign of the war, he commanded German forces on the Western Front. After the war he was tried for war crimes and sentenced to death. The sentence was subsequently commuted to life imprisonment and he was released in 1952.
"Furthermore, we knew that in command of these forces was Field Marshal Albert Kesselring, one of the ablest officers in the Hitler armies. He had served with distinction in the German artillery, the air force and had been on the General Staff prior to the war. Kesselring was well-qualified, both as a commander and an administrator, and he conducted the Axis operations in Italy with great skill for two years, after which he was transferred to the Western Front in Germany. I was glad to see him go. He was quick to reorganize his forces and shift reserves to meet our attacks..."
US General Mark Clark 
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"Results will demonstrate an officer's fitness to be a field marshal, and no one will then ask about his origins, whether he came from the army or the air force. But one piece of advice I will give to all air field marshals: do not become a one-sided technician, but learn to think and lead in terms of all three services." Albert Kesselring
Blitzkrieg | Germany | Kesselring AXIS and ALLIES RTS
Blitzkrieg probably doesn't get as much credit as it deserves, as one of the strongest non-bomb special operations in Axis and Allies RTS. The massive +50 attack value for all armor units offers a huge advantage during late-game armor battles. Try and coordinate with your teamates and use right after a carpet bomb, v weapon, etc, for maximum effectiveness. Blitzkrieg only works on armor units, so best not to waste it on any halftrack regiments, such as the Anti Tank Halftrack regiment, since it doesnt have many armor units. Save it for your armor if you can.
Supply Drop | Germany | Kesselring
AXIS and ALLIES RTS
Supply Drop - Summons an aircraft to drop a Supply Depot, and setup a temporary zone of supply. Not too much strategy to this one, just keep in mind it will take awhile for the transport plane to get there. Supplies can be destroyed by enemy forces, so you will have to take measures to protect them. Using Kesselring, you should be able to afford to spend some EXP in the early game, so if it will help you or your allies, go ahead and order up some supplies.
Military Gear Up | Germany | Kesselring AXIS and ALLIES RTS
Military Gear Up - Deploys supplies to increase the health of your infantry by 20% for 5 minutes (or less if destroyed). Military Gear Up does not provide a zone of supply, but will effect your infantry no matter where they are on the map, so deploy it in a safe location for maximum benefit. However, in an ideal situation you shouldnt be making too much infantry with Kesselring (since he has no bomb to charge). In most cases, concentrate on working more toward Germany's strengths, AT Mech and Armor.
Corp Reorganization AXIS and ALLIES RTS
Corp Reorganization - Everyone has to deploy a new corp hq from time to time. Don't be hasty about placing that second corp (this special op can only be used once per hour). Make sure you have resolved the situation that caused you to lose your first one! You can always ask your allies if the have a safe place, their base defenses may be better than yours.
If there is no safe place wait until there is one! Move your technology buildings in the meantime, as they may be subject to attack following the fall of your corp hq (losing those buildings too will limit the regiments you can produce).
Keep in mind your second Corp HQ will become a "high priority" target for your enemies. If they can destroy your second corp, and your technology buildings, you will be stuck making only light tanks or halftracks (depending on the tents you have left), which really can't compete in the later stages of the game (or any stage of the game for that matter).
Considered to be one of the weakest generals for multiplayer, since he lacks a "bomb" special op; and also faces the challenges of Germany. But don't resign just yet... Although
is never your first option with Germany, if the
supports it, you might consider German mortars; to take advantage of
Military Gear Up
. Also, if you can get to the armor stage of the game, you have one of the strongest non-bomb special operations in A&A...
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