Who ever saw a noble sight,
That never view’d a brave sea-fight!
Hang up your bloody colours in the air
Up with you fights, and your nettings prepare;
Your merry mates cheer, with a lusty bold spright…
—John Dryden, “Song of the Sea-Fight, in Amboyna,” ca. 1685
Oak & Iron is a 1/600th scale naval game set in the age of piracy, imperial expansion, and above all, fighting sail. It allows players to recreate battles between small fleets and squadrons of armed sailing ships. The game is designed to be simple and intuitive while also challenging players by providing significant tactical depth, being true to the theme and tactics of the period, and supplying significant flavor for the various factions represented in the game.
OAK & IRON GAMEPLAY
GAME DESIGNER’S NOTES
1. COMMAND AND CONTROL
2. FACTION FLAVOR
3. QUICK AND SIMPLE
5. HISTORIC PERIOD
– Mike Tuñez