The fat one is Cornelius Chesterfield, a zealous sergeant of the US Army. The small one is Blutch, a crafty little man who is always moaning, and dreams only of deserting. Caught up in the midst of the American Civil War, these two do what they can to
escape the problems that come their way in the shape of narrow-minded superiors, ridiculous orders, and, quite simply, bad luck. Through these hilarious, action-packed tales, Lambil and Cauvin present a caustic critique of the absurdities of war and obtuse militarism.