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What is Combat Infantry?

Combat Infantry is a fast-paced World War II squad level game, employing our wooden blocks. The game system features innovative and interactive rules for Fire Combat, Close Combat, Morale, and Leaders. The game is sophisticated, yet very playable.

You command a German or American infantry battalion, composed of three infantry companies and a heavy weapons company.

“Columbia Block System”

No WWII squad level game can claim accuracy without depicting fog-of-war (keep your head down or die). The wood blocks in this game provide fog-of-war and step reduction with no muss or fuss.

Combat Infantry is a Columbia Block System game. The game information for each piece is facing the player, but not the opponent! This allows a “fog-of-war” aspect of play that allows an extra layer of subtlety to gameplay. It allows for feints, bluffs, and outright surprises! 

Maps create challenges!

Combat Infantry comes with two 16.5″ x 22″ geomorphic maps at a scale of 100 meters per hex. A simple change in positioning and a new battlefield has arisen! New maps will be available in the future to add even more depth into play.

Players will have to consistently creative to exploit terrain advantages in each battle.

Download the Rules!

Want to dive into a little light reading? Then download the rules! It is an easy read and only 12 pages long!


Watch a video introduction to Combat Infantry now!

This short, 3-minute video will give you the basic concepts of what makes Combat Infantry a game you should have in your active gaming library.

Afterward, be sure to download the rules to read the rest.

What do the Experts Say?

Don’t take our word for it…

What others say about Combat Infantry

This is the best game I have seen from Columbia in many years because it is comparatively fresh in its ideas. You get a real feel for the differences in combat capabilities between the two armies.

gittescomment on BoardGameGeek

Combat Infantry is block gaming bliss. Its squad-based scale is bolstered by battalion unit support granularity and company command cohesion, providing a skillful and noteworthy maturation of Columbia’s typical fog of war system; innovative and quite worthy of a place of honor in any war game collection.

R M Chair Generalcomment from BoardGameGeek

Great game with lots of strategic depth. If you want something fast then go for Memoir 44. If you are after something a little bit different, something that you can ponder and plan over, then go for this. The more you play this game, the better understanding you have of the tactics and strategies.

Axalcomment from BoardGameGeek

This is another block game winner, that does some great new things. I especially like the command/control rules.

SeanXorcomment from BoardGameGeek