7 September 2011 It was First and Second Armies that has the assignment to hold the borders of western Montelimar with the First Army in the west and Second Army in the north. The two armies know that, because of there was no mobilization were short their third corps made up of the reserve divisions, they means they may not be able to hold against what intel has indicated has massed across the border, but they have been ordered to use whatever means they can think of for making the Engellex pay for what territory they take and slow the advance, especially in the cities. Though most of their armor have been either destroyed or in some way incapacitated, they still have ATGMs, rocket grenade launchers and MANPADs along with heavy and light infantry weapons, mines, booby-traps and IEDs to make life as much a living hell on the Engellex as possible. Destroying everything in front of them, bridges, tunnels and booby-traping and mining as many lines of advance as possible, the soldiers of the army of Montelimar wait for the Engellex ground offensive. First Army First Army west of Dijon, both having been the primary targets of the enemy air assault, especially the regiments stationed along the border, doing their best to maintain that line though providing a target for the enemy to shoot at. In the west. The VII Corps on the left holds the line between Mormant and Nimes with the 1st Infantry Division, reinforced by the rimnants of the 3rd Marine regiment and anchored on Mormant with the 4th Inf at Nimes, with the 9th and 30th Infantries establishing a second line between Fecamp and Bordeaux and the 3rd Armour Div. in reserve, all at reduced numbers due to the Engellex air assault. The First Army's V Corps was assigned the line between Limoges and Dijon with the 28th Inf on the left and 29th Inf on the right with 2nd Inf and 3rd Armour in reserve. Though these divisions were not as beaten up as much as the VII Corps they still were not at full strength. Second Army While VI Corps is stationed between Dijon and rhe mountains, XIX Corps of the Second Army holds what is the Northern Region with the 44th Inf , 45th and 54th Infantry Divisions in a simi circle centered around Lille with the 9th Armour Division placed in reserve near the city. Like the First Army, the divisions of the Second Army have also been hammered, especially those regiments that were stationed along the border. Skies Above Montelimar AWACs have been doing double duty, both their own and also that the lost ground based radar. Protected by fighters and ECM aircraft it is these aircraft that on the twenty-ninth of August, detected the ten tomahawk missiles coming in low towards Valmy, though all ten were detected by AWACs, eight were shot down before reaching their targets. It was also these AWACs detect the incoming aircraft allowing intercepts, though the airforce has taken a pummeling, it still has fighters and pilots to fly them and it still mounting a defense and with the Engellex ground assault commencing those pilots to step up again to confront the enemy as escadrille after escadrille from the east engage the enemy over the west. Though Montelimar has been fighting a defensive war, the first offensive action takes place this night. From the Fontaine-Harcourt international airport, which has been re-designated as a military base, ten Be.105H bombers of the 1° Bombardment Groupe liftoff, five turn on a course east-southeast flying low while the other five head north, both groups proceeding to a designated launch point. Slung under the wings and in internal bays, each carried 20 HA-86 Long Lance missiles, these missiles have been programed to follow a route that will fly them at treetop level across southern Montelimar, out to sea before changing course north for designated targets in Engellex, namely fuel and oil storage facilities and refineries while the northern group will launch their missiles behind the Bleuridge mountains and the missile will fly over northern Montelimar to hit similar targets in northern Engellex. Long Sea The Brissac Carrier Battle Group has finally been given the order to leave the Long Sea and to rendezvous with the EDF combined task force leaving Anglyn. The crews now know they will finally avenge their friends and family members that were victims of the attack on Fecamp.