My name is Milan Englachev and my story begins in Bor a small town East of Pavlovo and south from Drozhino. Growing up wasn't easy especially growing up in such a big family as mine, we are known as the Englachev family. We lived in a yellow 2 story home in the middle of town near the water well. There is 6 of us all boys . We were known throughout the area for reason of always fighting rival groups from other near by towns and cities. One day i was hanging out in Kamarovo when i got into a brawl with this older guy , i nearly killed him but got arrested in the aftermath. I was sent to a youth labor camp for a year. That's where i acquired the scar that's on my face today, oh the things that iv'e done in my youth. I came out a changed person from that experience. As the events unfolded in my country i decided that i wanted to do something for my beautiful Chernarus but wasn't sure yet.
Living in Bor was relatively close to Zelenogorsk which was home to many of variety of people. So i moved to a 3 apt building near the military base. I was 2 years into college trying to get a degree when the civil war broke out with those that call themselves the Cehdakai. Its was bloody and a lot of innocent people died during that time. That' s when i knew my calling and what i wanted to do. So i enlisted in officer training program with the CDF the date is May of 2010 i was 24 yrs old.
I applied to the CDF officer training school since is i was already in college i qualified for the officer training program. So the training begins in Zelenogorsk. Zelenogorsk is home to the 93rd Brigade HQ which has a rich history of operating in the South Zagoria region. 2 years has passed and i graduate as a Podporučík/ 2nd Lieutenant i was assigned to the 176th "Gorka" Moutain Brigade were is was given command of a platoon. This is the beginning of my journey its July 2012.
176th "Gorka" Mountain Brigade
So i arrive to the Severograd Military Base that would also be known as ground zero years later. The base seemed mysterious in nature and had a gloomy aura about it. During U.S.S.R times they said the soviets did experiments in the base not sure what type of experiments, well i guess it's just rumors and ghost story. Well Operation Arrowhead, apart of UNFORT, Takistan kicked off a month before my arrival to the base so i did not part take in the initial operation. I was assigned to patrol duty in the mountains with my platoon, we patrolled from Stary Yar to the west all the way along the border to Belaya Polana. We would be out weeks at a time then report back any findings we encountered. By Feb 2013 the 176th was called in to take part of UN Peacekeeping operations in Takistan. Operations lasted from 2013 to 2017 and our unit would be sent in from time to time on select missions that required the Mountain men as we were trained for such environment. By now it's Mar 2017 and i received my first promotion for my efforts in Takistan, i was promoted to Poručík/ First lieutenant it felt great receiving it i still remember that day but it would soon be forgotten.
Unrest and The Infection
It all started when a marriage between a Chernarussian woman and a Russian man was attacked by Chernarussian extremists the following month. Protests, political demonstrations, and calls for secession of ethnic Russian territories in Northern South Zagoria and Belozersk followed after the attack .The Government declared martial law in South Zagoria on May 3rd, 2017. People started to flee west thinking it could be a safer place considering all the events that are unfolding in Chernarus. Fear of another civil war the 176th we was deployed throughout the troubled areas in North South Zagoria. Checkpoint was establish and whole areas was locked down in till further notice. While we camped out at a military outpost just south east of base. It was early morning on the 10 of July when we heard jet planes and massive amounts of explosions coming from base. We were under attack seems like Russian planes drop bombs at base killing a uncertain amount of people. We were told to push south into Severograd after the attack to a staging area at a near by school. We managed to set up at school in til further notice from command. The following day we was caught in disbelief of what we were seeing soldiers coming from north of Severograd looking bloody and unresponsive a few of the men went to give aid but where attacked in the process. We pulled back to assess the situation when we got word from command that the city is lost we are pushing East to a city called Berezino. Lost but by who or what we did not see Russians or any militarized personnel only a few of those unresponsive soldiers, i'm not sure what to make out of it.