Features the following tropes:
- Anachronism Stew: Takes place in an era about even with the beginning of the The American Civil War. The anachronism part comes from the troop trains pulled by locomotives that look like D&RG K-36 class locos dating to the 1920s. Then again, it is a fictional world.
- Tempting Fate: Thad jokingly says, "... for what we are about to receive..." while marching into battle. He isn't thankful for what he does receive a split-second later.
- Schedule Slip: Sadly this comic is secondary to a day job that actually pays the bills.
- Obligatory War Crime Scene: At one point the Ayer army that Thad is with enters a town of hostile locals, who end up shooting a soldier. The officer in charge decides to reply in kind, except with a volley rather than one shot.