Combat Infantry Design Notes: The Name Game

Tom Dalgliesh

COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE

The game is named after the “Combat Infantry” badge, which was awarded to U.S. infantrymen of colonel rank or less who participated in ground combat under hostile fire. This cherished award, worn above all other awards, depicts a 1795 Springfield musket on a blue bar with a silver border, superimposed on a wreath of oak leaves. Other nations had similar badges.

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