For example, as I conduct my search for useful 28mm figures, I do not have to limit myself to the years 1756 to 1763. No, I can expand the period of figures to include 1702 to 1791, for soldiers and officers, and go back into the early 1600s, if I wish, for personalities.
A part of why I chose to post this is that so many of us miniature wargamers have scads of unpainted miniatures laying around from false starts or other uncompleted projects. Instead of stressing over it, just adapt and overcome through re-purposing such unused miniatures.
I expect I will have uses for the even more specialized figures such as the Musketeers and the Cardinal's guards.
Still, since the point is to create reasons for wargames with consequences, and tell a story alongside the action, this allow an Imaginator to travel further back in time, which I plan on doing.
I have some 6mm Baccus ECW figures that I am painting and basing for Black Powder, these will work well for doing background storylines and wars prior to the "present date" of my ImagiNations project.