Gerd von Rundstedt
AXIS and ALLIES RTS
Our enemies are weak and cowardly"
World War II - In September 1939 World War 2 began, and von Rundstedt was called to lead the Army Group South, during the successful invasion of Poland. In turning to the West, he supported Manstein's "armored fist" approach to the invasion of France... [ more] In June 1941 von Rundstedt took part in Operation Barbarossa, as commander of Army Group South, where he led 52 infantry divisions and five Panzer divisions into the Soviet Union. At first progress was slow, but by September AG South had captured Kiev.... [ more]
After the D-Day landings, von Rundstedt urged Hitler to negotiate a peace settlement with the Allies. Hitler responded by replacing him with General Günther von Kluge.
"Do not fear the enemy"
V Weapons | Germany | Rundstedt AXIS and ALLIES RTS
V Weapons - One of the most powerful special ops in the game. Sends a rocket strike to target location, resulting in massive damage. Smaller area of effect than a carpet, and only half as much damage versus buildings, but has 50% more explosive damage, which has a much better result versus armor. A "Double V" or "Kami-V" will destroy just about everything when used correctly. [ compare all the special op bombs]
The Double Bomb - The most important aspect in online multiplayer is to coordinate the use of the V Weapon with the other "bombs" your allies may (or may not) have. The "double bomb" can have devastating effects on enemy forces when used correctly. When you have acquired enough experience for your V Weapon, let your allies know, and if someone else has one, hold onto yours until you can "double". [ more info]
The Single Bomb - Occasionally there are circumstances where you may need to use a single bomb to defend a base, or to prevent your forces from being " ". Once again, communicated with your allies, ask them if they have anything to counter the threat, and if not, go ahead and single bomb. pinched
If you have the only bomb on your team you have a little more freedom about when and where to use it. However, with freedom comes some responsibilty, so keep an eye on battlefield conditions, and if your allies need it more than you do, help them out.
The Front Lines - Another important aspect of using any bomb type special op, is to use them where you have nearby forces. Not only can you chase down wounded/routed regiments and "finish them off", but you can also use this as an opportunity to "push" (advance) the front lines, as enemy forces will be retreating to heal.
Charging Your Bomb - You also have a responsibilty to your allies to try to "charge" your bomb quickly by gaining as much experience as possible. That may mean you focus a little less on your economy, and a little more on making regiments and getting them into battle. The more troops you have fighting the quicker you will gain exp for your bomb!
Demoralization | Germany | Rundstedt AXIS and ALLIES RTS
Demoralization - Instills the enemy with fear, lowering both their morale and attack. Actually reduces enemy attack speed by 30%, but doesn't lower their attack value. Since Rundstedt has a V-Weapon, save this special for later in the game when you have the extra experience. When and how the first bombs of the game are played can change the outcome of the battle quite easily, so don't waste your experience! That being said, when you do use this special op, combine it with other specials for maximum effectiveness.
Armored Resupply | Germany | Rundstedt AXIS and ALLIES RTS
Armored Resupply - Provides supply to targeted armor regiments. Also increases resupply rate by 25% so it will affect armor units even if they are already in supply. Probably what we would classify as another late game special op. Max targets of only 4, so don't expect it to supply an entire armored division. Once again, for the most part, it boils down to saving your EXP for your V-Weapon until you have "extra" EXP later in the game.
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).
Rundstedt is Germany's strongest general for multiplayer, as his special ops
have slightly more game-long impact than those of General Manstein.
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