© 2021 Joan Piqué Llorens, The Templin Institute.
Concept illustration for The Templin Institute's YouTube series Stellaris Invicta.
"The last major action on Melaka occurred in the center of Jost around Discovery plaza. It was led by the 1077th Tank Regiment, together with surviving elements of dozens of other units from the Confederate Army, Confederate Navy, and the Antares Pioneer Corps. Driven by the mistaken belief that General Reyes was still alive and among their number, the Baanthurians resisted striking the site from orbit, instead hoping to capture the last defenders. They were killed to a soldier after 30 hours of ferocious resistance, bringing the Battle of Melaka to a close after 6 months. "