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|Location||Colorado, United States|
|Residents||Boone Karlson |
Montrose is a city in Colorado. It is occupied by the Korean People's Army after the Korean invasion of the western United States, and is fenced in by an expansive, enclosed barrier called "the Wall." The majority of Homefront takes place in and around Montrose.
Montrose was invaded by the Korean People's Army on 25 January 2025. Due to the mountains around Montrose are rich in shale deposits, this gave the GKR the incentive to begin mining operations in the area. Thousands of Montrose citizens were drafted and imprisoned in a labor camp to be used for slave labor to mine the shale deposits. Initially, the occupation was relatively light until Resistance cells soon began arising throughout the city, which fell under the command of Boone Karlson.
By September 2026, the Resistance continued their attacks on the KPA which resulted in the KPA retaliated by destroying the Oasis and bombing Gunnison. Montrose fell into open rebellion and the surviving members of the Montrose Resistance breached the Wall and escaped the town.
This is the area where most residents now live, including Robert Jacobs, who is taken through it on a bus while the KPA executes civilians along main street. Important landmarks included what appeared to be the town hall, a KPA Labor camp holding area, KPA Checkpoint, a White Castle used by the resistance to escape a KPA UH-60 Black Hawk, and a Fuel USA station that that became Montrose's first major firefight.
These make up the most of Montrose, and almost all are abandoned, save for a few squatter camps and resistance hideouts. This played host to a plane crash when the EMP blast took out the nation's power grid and the KPA began its invasion. It also is the home of the Montrose Elementary Labor camp. The Oasis is also built into these ruins.
The Wall was built by the KPA to keep the population controlled within the city, isolating them and, more importantly, the Resistance. The Wall can be seen from many points within Montrose, including the school grounds. A number of gates are also present. One was destroyed by the Resistance during their escape following the raid on a KPA fuel dump. The Wall is the only place in Montrose where there are no Resistance tunnels, with Connor Morgan stating that it goes "all the way to the bedrock." It is unknown how many other US towns and cities are surrounded by similar walls.