[LMB] Counts' colours

Elizabeth Holden azurite at rogers.com
Thu Jan 20 18:49:24 GMT 2011


--- On Thu, 1/20/11, Anke Wehner <anke.wehner at gmail.com> wrote:

> Wild guess: The uniforms were meant to be easily
> distinguishable, because if on a battlefield you have to wonder, "is that
> blue and gold, so he's on my side, or blue and yellow, so he's an
> enemy?", that would be bad.

You mean you think they used Counts' colours as a substitute for heraldry?

> Availability of pigments might have been a limiting factor,
> too. Since Barrayar wasn't industrial, so lots of artificial pigments
> would not have been available, but I may be underestimating here.

I think a lot depends on when this custom became entrenched.  We can only guess.

namaste,
elizabeth




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