As a sop? And when do you plan on having Allessa and Hal talk to Heimdall?
It is universally regard as inappropiate? Or do you mean for the Agamarians. I do find it strange that they would find it silly considering that the colors and designs all mean something and are not just decoration. Colors signify service, and the symbols signify rank, unit etc. Much like modern day uniforms. Also do not your legions were Tabards? Those would serve the same function as the color and symbols on the armor.
"Dulce bellum inexpertis."
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As Odin says in the Hovamal:
"Praise no day 'til evening; no wife 'til on her pyre; no sword 'til tested;
no maid 'til bedded; no ice 'til crossed;
no ale 'til drunk."