|«||Arma 3 Contact’s 163 km2 Eastern European terrain covers the partly abandoned Nadbór region within the larger Polish-speaking country of Livonia. This landlocked NATO member state shares borders with four other nations, including the Russian exclave Kaliningrad and CSAT partner Belarus, which inherently makes it a place of great geo-strategic importance. Its woodland locale is composed of a big set of completely new structures, props, and natural objects, complemented by objects from other Bohemia terrains.
Official terrain description
Nadbór represents one of Livonia's three administrative districts, and is a part of the Andrzejów Division.
The region has been the site of several significant historical events throughout the nation's existence. During the Second World War, the town of Topolin became the site of a bloody massacre when defeated Wehrmacht troops attempted to flee from a penal battalion of Soviet soldiers in 1944.
In the Cold War, the subsequent occupation of Livonia by the Soviet Union turned Nadbór into a hotbed of anti-Soviet resistance activity. The last known band of partisans were known to have based their operations out of the region, though they were ultimately exterminated by the Soviets in 1965.
Since Livonia's independence, the Nadbór region has been converted into an army training area in the mid-late 1990s. As of 2035, it was designated as the main site of the biennial "Electron" joint military exercises held between Livonia and its NATO allies.
As the southern half of the region falls within the military exclusion zone, it has been largely abandoned by the civilian population. Only the northern half (specifically the Upper Biela Valley) is populated by civilians; the majority are farmers and hunters, who have lived in the region for generations.
It has also been rumoured that Nadbór is the very birthplace of the traditional Livonian snack known as "jarzäbnica" - oatmeal topped with bitter-sour rowanberry jam. This has yet to be factually verified, however.
More than half of the entire region is covered in woodland. Most of these forests are clustered around the southern half, and predominately consist of coniferous and deciduous trees/shrubbery.
Nadbór is well-known for its abundance of (edible) fungi but is also notorious for the large number of poisonous, brown-capped Deadly Galerina mushrooms; all of which only grow specifically throughout the region.
Similarly to the rest of the country, Nadbór is heavily populated by deer. Furthermore, approximately 700 wolves are estimated to live both inside the region and surrounding areas. Nadbór's remoteness coupled with its status of being a restricted and highly-militarised region, has ironically helped to preserve the population of such an endangered species.
In the northern half, the Biela River - nicknamed by locals as the "Valley of Blossoms" - streaks across the entire region and terminates at the heath swamps in the far north-east. The fertile soil has been appropriated for agricultural use, with much of the existing forests having been long cleared to make way for additional farmland.
Points of interest
- Livonia is the second landlocked terrain to be added to ArmA 3 after Weferlingen, though it is considered to be the first "official" one due to the latter's semi-official status.
|Playable terrains in ArmA 3|
|Altis • Gabreta • Livonia • Malden • Stratis • Tanoa • Virtual Reality • Weferlingen|
|Apex DLC | CSLA Iron Curtain | Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany | Contact DLC|