Closest enemy is the French(5), but weakest is the French(2).
Which direction does the enemy go?
I assume for a normal "Advance" it attacks the French(5), but if it is Advance x2, do you treat movement as two separate "Advance" orders (in which case it would move into the French(5) area and stop) or do you look at it as one larger "Advance" order?
Hopefully that made sense.
Ye it makes perfect sense and (if I understand the rules correctly) the answer is this: An Advance x2 would take the enemy into the French(2) space. You treat the advance as if it were one order and you move the enemy to the smallest French force it can reach.