Hanz von Manstein was born in Munich on June 18th, 1991. Growing up, Hans showed a fascination in the military. His family had a big military legacy, as his great grandfather was the famous Erich von Manstein who served as a field marshal during WW2. Amused by his family legacy, Hanz considered it his duty to enlist in the German military once he became 18 years old. Upon joining the military, Hanz was transferred to the military training school of Munich to carry out his basic training. Hanz proved him self to be of military decent, showing his impressionable skills to his superiors. Impressed by this, Hans swiftly moved up through the ranks, earning rewards for his commitment to his duty.
Fast forwarding a few years to Hans’s 25th birthday, he had impressively reached the ranking of Lt. Colonel. Hanz superiors found Hans to be a model student, they made the decision to let him lead the new recruits. Hanz felt like he had to be harsh but just to the students to show what military life is really like.
As there had been conflict between Slavic countries, the German military did not interfere. However, a few years after the civil war between Chernarus and Russia conflict started to occur again. There had been news of a storage container being bombed in the north of Severograd. Conflict started to arise between the two hostile nations. Instantly Hanz was flown out with NATO to act as a peacekeeper.
Hanz was stationed somewhere in South Zagoria when news of an infection was starting to spread. At first, it was brushed off as petty rumors. Ignoring the fact that an apocalypse was breaking out, Hans stayed loyal to his job, watching over refugee camps with Chernarussian civilians in. On the first week, Hans noticed people in the camp starting to fall ill for unknown causes. Hans would later find out, someone in the camp was carrying the virus and they had spread it into the camp. As everyone in the camp started to become infected, Hans ordered the camp to become quarantined. There was no time, in under 24 hours of the infection spread, people started to eat each other and become undead like creatures. Hanz quickly realized that the so called ‘rumors’ of an apocalypse were actually real.
With one last hope of containing the infection, Hanz ordered the entire camp and everything in it to be burnt. Of course, this failed as more infected over ran the camp. With this pressing threat, Han’s unit decided to call an evacuation and leave. They quickly evacuated to a helicopter and fled the camp. Due to signals being lost all over the country, the helicopter Hanz was in, was mistaken for a Russian helicopter. Due to this mistake, it was shot down by the CDF.
As the burning bodies lie around Hans, he pulls himself out of the wreckage. Profusely bleeding from his lower abdomen, he quickly applies first aid. Noticing he is the only survivor of the crash; he salvages any equipment he can. Hanz makes his way off into the night, to try and find shelter. Now alone with the pressing threat of an apocalypse, Hanz’s goals are to survive and return to Germany.