Released in 1987, Army Ants were released in sets of three or eight figures, set on card-backed blister packs. The individual soldiers had various themes, including officers, international soldiers (such as French Foreign Legion soldiers and English guards), and aviators (in the form of flying ants).
Army Ants were organized into two opposing armies: an Orange Army led by General Patant and a Blue Army led by General Mc-Anther. There were 5 sets for each army: 4 of three figures and 1 of eight figures, which also contained the general for the army.
Army Ants were also sold in Europe under several names. The most documented online is the Italian version called Kombattini (the French version was called Termitors). Kombattini were marketed by GIG, a toy manufacturer that also produced similar toy soldier lines such as Exogini (the Italian version of M.U.S.C.L.E.), and gained great popularity between the 1980's and 1990's, partially due to a particularly successful advertising campaign. Kombattini used the same 40 molds as Army Ants but with design differences.