Not an American user?


Edward Grabowski's The Blue and the Gray gives you your chance to fight the American Civil War. You control either the federal (blue) or Confederate (gray) army, starting in July 1861. You have four years to defeat the other side by capturing the opposition's cities and winning military conflicts. Play takes place at two levels: first, you move your divisions across a map of America in a turn based game at the campaign level: then when two forces meet, a Micro Miniatures battle takes place with the result having its affect on the campaign level.

This game gives you the chance to rewrite history, by choosing the course that the war will take. The computer uses histroical records to determine the recruitment of forces and availability of weapons over time, so that both sides have approzimately the same "raw material" that they did in the real war. Whether you win or lose depends on how you use them.


Edward Grabowski's The Blue & The Gray DOS Confederate infantry and cavalry
Edward Grabowski's The Blue & The Gray DOS Before a battle
Edward Grabowski's The Blue & The Gray DOS Conflicts fought on cities sometimes result in a turnover of who occupies them
Edward Grabowski's The Blue & The Gray DOS Indicating movement penalties for nearby terrain.  This unit being a boat, its options are understandably limited

Promo Images

There are no promo images for this game

Alternate Titles

  • "Edward Grabowski's The Blue and The Gray" -- Alternate spelling
  • "Edward Grabowski's Nord et Sud" -- French title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1993 10 out of 12 83
PC Joker Jan, 1994 28 out of 100 28
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1994 Unscored Unscored


There are currently no topics for this game.


There is no trivia on file for this game.

80 (6538) added Edward Grabowski's The Blue & The Gray (DOS) on Aug 22, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (66852)