Dans la préface de sa règle de 1986 (Wargaming the Age of Marlborough), P. Condray écrivait /
In the forewords of the set of rules written in 1986 (Wargaming the Age of Marlborough) P. Condray wrote :
"This wargame owes its origins to "Le Kriegspiel" (LK) series edited in France over the years by Pierre Fouré, Jean Belaubre...
The original series although detailed and comprehensive, was simple and easy to play and was ahead of its time in certain important respects.
At a time when Column, Line and Square and various systems by SCRUBY and FEATHERSTONE and others mandated a kill rate ranging from 12% to 60% or more of shots " ordered to be fired", LK awarded possible results ranging from 0% to 20% which is obviously more in line with the proud claim of Wellington's army that it hit 5% of its shots versus a continental average of 1% .
It was also recognized by LK that a melee in the high musket period (1740-1840) was more a test of will between rival formations than a serie of duels between rival fanatics. ...
In many respects, the LK series did lack qualities now expected by most wargamers. For example, within limits, troops did as the commander wished them to do. Except for rout as a melee result, or the checking of a charge by a volley, and the rule that units reduced to 50% must retire, morale was not an issue.
Also, in the interests of having a balanced, playable game, differences in nationality were played down. ...
The most important departure from tradition (of LK rules) here will be the assessment of units engaged in a firefight..."
Voilà qui est bien dit et très clair sur les qualités et les limites de la règle Le Kriegspiel.