[LMB] Counts' colours
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.
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