From the back cover:
"England expects that every man will do his duty..."
-- Admiral Horatio Nelson, 0600 hours, 21 October 1805
Thus began the Battle of Trafalgar, one of the greatest naval engagements of all time and that which set Britain as the premier naval power of the Napoleonic age.
Flying Colors returns you to the pinnacle of the Age of Sail, where mighty men-o-war and ships of the line met in vast engagements for command of the seas. Unlike other games set in the same period, Flying Colors provides a simpler, quick-playing system allowing players to reenact battles including dozens of ships on a side. Rather than focusing on the details of each ship, Flying Colors allows players to focus on maintaining control of their fleets as a whole, using a simple command system. Playing time runs from two to six hours, depending upon the scenario selected. Battles include:
- Cape Henry
- Virginia Capes
- Cape St. Vincent
- The Nile
- Front cover/Game chart #1
- Back cover/Game chart #2
- 16 page rule and scenario book, contains assembly instructions and a ship status sheet
- Two counter sheets with ships and markers, front and back separately printed on label stock for mounting on two pieces of cardboard (included)
- Ten 16 x 10 inch map sheets, numbered I to X.
The game comes in a ziplock bag.