You know that armor that the military is trying to ban? Dragon Skin? Here's a video of it:
(I'd embed, but Youtube isn't behaving.)
Notice something? The Dragon Skin... is Scale Mail!.
The more things change...
Edit: Just finished watching this. It's astounding. That Kos diarist (Occam's Hatchet) is right... why the HELL isn't this stuff standard issue?