YMMV / The Dogs of War

  • Awesome Moment: The entire operation that Shannon conducts, and most of the ending, where Shannon completely screws his employers over.
  • Demonic Spiders: Saladin Armoured cars. Almost every character complains about them. The soldier at the end's family was murdered by one. Semmler dies planting a mine to stop one.
  • History Marches On: The unnamed journalist dismisses French mercenary Robert Denard as a has-been, but he'd go on to become an unofficial agent of French national interests in Africa right through to The '90s.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Sir James Manson, and to an extent, Cat Shannon.
  • What An Idiot:
    • Kimba, who fears a coup so much that his own armed forces are kept ineffective, for fear they will topple him themselves. The army mostly lacks working guns and is only able to secure his regime because there is no actual internal threat and nothing in the country to make it worth invading. (At least, until the discovery of the Crystal Mountain platinum...)
    • Shannon notes this In-Universe over how Kimba's palace is surrounded by a big wall. Far from offering protection, all Kimba has done is confine himself and his Praetorian Guard inside a killing ground for the mortar attack Shannon is planning.