The thing I like best about wargaming, apart form the other things, is letting my imagination run wild. I don't mind recreating old battles, esp ones I don't know the outcome of, but I really like what ifs and they would never had fought in real life scenarios (e.g.T'ang Chinese vs Saxons). This does explain my liking of Back of Beyond gaming, the world went a bit batty after WW1, so I can have battles between Turks, Brits, Russians (white and red), Chinese and Afghans.
So back to the point. I have decided to build a Scottish army to fight in the 7YW. Imagine that the Jacobites had won at Derby instead of just going home. They would have sued for peace and got their independance back. With the support of the French they could have flourished and at the start of the 7YW could have launched a 2nd front against Prussian by attacking England, or they could have sailed to Europe and joined the French against Hanover.
A trip to Pendraken and an order to Leon for 10mm Jacobite figures and some research based on the units who fought in the rebellion and I'm ready to go.