Saturday, November 27, 2010

The point of Uniforms

According to the history books I read when I were a nipper, uniforms were introduced to help tell armies apart, so that you had fewer of those annoying friendly fire (and friendly swords in the guts presumably) incidents.

So, I pick up some tricorn-laden infantry, dressed in blue coats with red facings. Oh, they must be Prussians ... or Swedes ... or French Guards ... or Scots in French Service .. or Spanish ....

so, what was that idea again?


Bluebear Jeff said...

And here I thought uniforms were just intended for picking up girls.

-- Jeff

Die alte Aechzener said...

Ah, I thought that was the point of the twirly moustaches!