I didn't make it!
I was wondering, during the 7 hour war, who were the combine soldiers? Did they look like the current soldiers? because I thought that the current combine are geneticly/cybonicly(i made that word up) enhanced/modified humans?
We do not know what units exactly did Combine used during invasion of Earth. Xen arm of Combine most l, likely fell apart after Nihilanth's death, but we do not know when it exactly took place, at the end G-Man was already showing us scenes from some war. It seems like in one of news papers in Eli's lab you can see a strider on a photo, so here's one unit. Other than that Combine could bring anything.
And yes, soldiers are the transhuman arm of the Combine overewatch.
also was it an actually battle or did they just kick our ass? Maybe its those big Aliens you fight in HL1
Well, I bet we just got pwned.
probably if it was only 7 hours before we surrendered.