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Edward Grabowski's The Blue and the Gray gives a chance to fight the American Civil War. Players control either the Federal (blue) or Confederate (gray) army, starting in July 1861. They 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, divisions are moved 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 effect on the campaign level.

This game gives players the chance to rewrite history, by choosing the course that the war will take. The computer uses historical records to determine the recruitment of forces and availability of weapons over time, so that both sides have approximately the same "raw material" that they did in the real war. Victory highly depends on the efficient use of these resources.


Edward Grabowski's The Blue & The Gray Amiga Title screen
Edward Grabowski's The Blue & The Gray DOS Game options
Edward Grabowski's The Blue & The Gray DOS Information on particular divisions
Edward Grabowski's The Blue & The Gray DOS Indicating movement penalties for nearby terrain.  This unit being a boat, its options are understandably limited

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Edward Grabowski's The Blue & The Gray Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1994 70 out of 100 70
CU Amiga Amiga Apr, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Amiga Power Amiga Apr, 1994 66 out of 100 66
Score Amiga Jul, 1994 62 out of 100 62
Amiga Computing Amiga Jun, 1994 60 out of 100 60
Amiga Format Amiga May, 1994 52 out of 100 52
PC Joker DOS Jan, 1994 28 out of 100 28
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1994 19 out of 100 19
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jan, 1994 Unscored Unscored


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