Gilles "Montagne" Touré (pronounced "Mon-tan-yahh" [mɔ̃.taɲ]) is an Attacking Operator featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. A Heavy Armored Operator, Montagne uses his extendable shield, "Le Roc," to shield himself and his allies from enemy fire as they breach.
The son of an army officer and school teacher, Montagne's family was stationed near Bordeaux, France. A few years after he graduated from high school, Montagne became a member of the National Gendarmerie. Dedicating his life to the defense work, his commitment has allowed him to obtain a position on the GIGN. After many years of service and involvement in numerous incidents such as the 1994 French Airline hijacking, Montagne has become the longest-serving GIGN operative. Montagne is a certified GIGN trainer. He has also won several CQB awards in SWAT competitions in Europe and the US.
Fiercely protective of his teammates, this gentle giant would not hesitate to throw himself in front of a bullet if it meant protecting his fellow operators from harm. He brandishes an extra-large riot shield, first issued in the 1980’s, that has seen more action than most operators.
Montagne's Extendable Shield fully covers him from head-to-toe while standing, providing extra protection that no other shield in the game offers. This also allows him to be the ultimate point-man, blocking enemy bullets as allies attack from his protection.
- The Extendable Shield covers the entire front of Montagne's body, protecting him from enemy fire.
- The shield also protects from the side, granting a total approximate protection of 80° that protect him from other fronts. It also has an inclined top for a bit of protection from above.
- When extended, the Extended Shield greatly reduces flinching when melee attacks. Whereas a normal Ballistic Shield will be knocked aside when hit by a melee attack, Montange's Extended Shield will only shake a little.
- While impervious to bullets and melee, explosives such as C4 from the front will still deal a bit of damage.
- Contrary to belief, the Extended Shield will not prevent collateral damage for allies behind Montagne.
- Montagne is still vulnerable from the back even when Le Roc is extended.
- While the shield is extended, Montagne is unable to use his gun, run, crouch, or melee. Otherwise, Le Roc functions like any normal Ballistic Shield for Montagne.
- As a Shield Operator, he is also slightly slower than a normal Heavy Armored Operator (moving at 67.5% speed, compared to a Heavy Operator's 75% speed), making him vulnerable when moving in open spaces.
- Extending and contracting the Extended Shield has a delay.
- Le Roc, when extended, is large enough to block a normal doorway, denying passage if he stands in the way.
- Montagne works well with breaching operators (such as Ash, Thermite) who can create an entry point for him to enter through.
- Although he can take refuge in a corner, Montagne is only covered for 80° of the 90°, and can be attacked from that 10° gap.
- Smoke's Gas Grenades will bypass Montagne's defenses.
- Echo can utilize his Yokai's ultrasonic burst to disorient Montagne, causing him to contract his Shield and giving Defenders a chance to attack him without his Shield extended.
- However, Montagne can resume extending his shield almost immediately.
- Ela’s Grzmot Mines can stun and lower Montagne's shield if he's extended. This gives the Defenders a chance to attack him while he's vulnerable. However, Montagne can resume extending his shield almost immediately.
- Like other Shield Operators, Montagne is noisier than regular Heavy Armored Operators. This will be detrimental to him if a Roamer, especially someone like Caveira, is nearby.
- Even with the Shield up, Montagne is still vulnerable to gadgets such as Frost's Welcome Mats and Bandit's Electrical Devices, becoming downed or electrified respectively.
- "Can expand his Extendable Shield to offer full protection while standing."
— Le Roc Description
Le Roc was first issued in the late 1980s. A composite of reinforced alloys and Kevlar, its sturdiness and well-designed collapsible feature has made it a staple in GIGN operations for nearly thirty years.
Touré’s shield is the only original Le Roc still in service. Though it has seen its fair share of conflict, the device has become an extension of Touré, having saved his life and members of his team on multiple occasions. It will most likely remain on active duty until Touré retires.
- Montagne, in French, translates to "Mountain."
- A personnel file on a GIGN Operator containing descriptions that fit Montagne (specifically his involvement with 1994 French Airline hijacking) can be seen for a quick moment in 1:14 of the White Masks Reveal trailer at E3 2015.
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