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Flying Colors – Beat to Quarters, Volume II (Serpents of the Seas)

Beat to Quarters, Volume II (Serpents of the Seas) is an official expansion to Serpents of the Seas by GMT Games, LLC, and requires a copy of that game to play.

One of the most common criticisms of the Flying Colors system is the clutter of status markers on the map, and that they may detract from game play. This concern can be minimized somewhat by using status sheets and a handy pencil to keep track of things on paper. This, however, adds a separate record-keeping aspect that the design of the game goes out of its way to avoid.

Beat to Quarters provides the ultimate way by which to keep track of the status of individual ships, through the use of individual tracking cards that are kept conveniently near the map, and that are laid out to conveniently hold a variety of status markers such as Broadsides Fired, Sail State, Rigging Damage, and Hull Damage. The cards are designed to be printed at a standard 3.5" by 2.5" size so that they can be slipped into card protectors for extended usage.

Individual tracking cards are included for all 255 individually named ships included with Serpents of the Seas. But that's not all!

As a bonus, Beat to Quarters also includes the print-and-play components for an entirely new way to play Serpents of the Seas. Drawing from games such as Naval War, Modern Naval Battles, and (in particular) Enemy in Sight, Beat to Quarters can be played with just the ship tracking cards, a special set of markers, an 8.5" x 11" tracking board, and the status markers from Serpents of the Seas. The ship cards are organized into squadrons that maneuver and fire against the opposing fleet within a relatively small playing area. With Beat to Quarters, you can play the huge battles without the space requirements for several game maps.

Note: This volume of Beat to Quarters only includes marker sheets for the British, French and American fleets. There are insufficient Spanish, Venetian and East India Company ships to form a fleet, but these ships can be included in the fleets of the other nationalities as desired, or added to the cards from the first volume of Beat to Quarters.

With Beat to Quarters, you can either enhance or completely change your enjoyment of Serpents of the Seas!

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