American warfare 1690-1815 in popular culture, art, in miniature and in wargames, through Living History and in movies.
Dear Somerset, Dandy photo of you, what? RE" Gorget. If Americans rhymed it with courgette, we'd call it a gorgetini (zucchini-ha-ha!). Gorget comes from Middle French "gorge". Go figure. "Hausse-col," sounds German. As comedian Steve Martin states : "Those French have a word for everything."
I did come across as a pompous Englishman there didn't I? Tomaytoes Tomahtoes - lets call the whole thing off!