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Oak & Iron

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A fleet-based naval strategy game set during the Golden Age of Pirates and Sail using 1/600th scale miniatures.
Backers: 1356
Average Pledge Per Backer: $147

Funded: $199,592 of $45,000
Dates: Nov 7th -> Dec 5th (29 days)
Project By: Firelock Games
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Latest News

Stretch Goal Unlock: Black Beard's Revenge

December 5th - via: kickstarter.com
WE DID IT! Thanks to all of our friends and backers for helping spread the word. We have crossed the threshold into legendary pirate territory!   Edward "Black Beard" Teach's ships, our first unique named ship expansion, will be made available as an... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock: land masses and fog

December 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Final product may vary Land mass and fog bank terrain has been added to the Oak & Iron core box. Get ready to play out some cool fog of war and landing engagement scenarios straight out of the box!  Black flag on the horizon!Our final stretch... (Read More)

Highlight: 50pt battle video

December 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Ho there! Check out this 50 pt play test of Oak & Iron and let us know what you think below.  AMA TODAY!A quick reminder to everyone that we will be hosting another Ask Mike Anything today at 6pm EST.   (Read More)

Highlight: Turn Tutorial!

November 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone,  Looks like Kickstarter Live bugged out and deleted our previous AMA. We have uploaded a new video explaining the turn break down of Oak & Iron. More videos to come this week.  We will be hosting a new Kickstarter Live AMA on... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock: Sea Mat

November 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Final product may vary  A paper sea mat will now be included with each core box of Oak & Iron! The sea mat is based off of the beautiful terrain board featured in many of our game play videos. The water color and features are based on the... (Read More)

A more detailed look at a ship!

November 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Folks,  To highlight the detail in our models, we have 3D printed one of our ships at 180% of its normal size. Check out our Galleon in all of its high-detailed glory below. This ship has been printed larger than normal. This is NOT the normal... (Read More)

3rd rate ship model add on!

November 27th - via: kickstarter.com
We have had many requests to include an individual 3rd rate ship model that can be added to the pledges as the 3rd rate was the most common ship in line battles. If you would like to add an additional 3rd rate model as a reward simply pledge $15 for... (Read More)

Ship Scale Reference

November 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is an image to help you see the relative size of each ship (28mm Blood & Plunder figure also included for comparison).   Here are some more pictures.  Pictured from left to right are the 4th rate , galleon, fluyt, light frigate , corvette... (Read More)

FAQ is up!

November 27th - via: kickstarter.com
We have updated our FAQ section with the most frequently asked questions. You can find the FAQ at this link :  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/firelockgames/oak-and-iron/faqs Stay tuned for more updates!  (Read More)

Blackbeard's Revenge

November 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone! This past Wednesday (November 22, 2018) marked the 300th anniversary of the death of the notorious pirate Edward “Blackbeard” Teach. As we knew our Kickstarter would be running during this event, we’ve prepared a very special... (Read More)

AMA Time Update

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone,  Our apologies for any confusion! The Oak & Iron demo with updated rules and Ask Me Anything session with game designer, Mike Tunez, will be TODAY, November 21, at 3 PM EST. Let us know what you would like to see in the game play... (Read More)

Development Update: New Reviews

November 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone,  New reviews added to the pageWe have just updated the page with two new rules reviews from our friends at Must Contain Minis and Three Men and a Wargame. We think they did an amazing job explaining Oak & Iron game play! Game... (Read More)

Highlight: The ships!

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone, We wanted to take a moment to highlight the beautiful ships and sculpts featured in Oak & Iron. Final models will not be available for preview until Oak & Iron goes to production after the Kickstarter, but below we have some... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock: Extra Initiative Cards

November 13th - via: kickstarter.com
We are headed back to the design table to add 8 new initiative cards to the original 27, 1 for each faction and 3 general tactics to be used to command your fleet.  Initiative Cards each have two important pieces of information, the initiative... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock: Sticker Flags

November 10th - via: kickstarter.com
A sheet of sticker flags for each of the starting factions will now be included in every Oak & Iron: Core Box!   Use these flags to represent your nationality with pride! The flags will be designed to fit on the poles at the top of each mast... (Read More)

Development Update: 3rd Rate Ship Render

November 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Well met, sailors! Just because we are running our campaign right now, does not mean we have stopped working Oak & Iron. We want to have this game completed and in your hands as soon as possible! That said, here's a look at what we have been... (Read More)

New Add-ons!

November 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone! We have had MANY backers express to us that they want to see the ships included in the Core Box be made available as fleet expansions. After spending the day going over prices, we have decided to add 2 Expansions to the available... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock: Punch Board Terrain

November 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Art shown here is a work in progress, final product may change A sheet of punch out terrain with Islands and Shoals will now be included with each Oak & Iron: Core Box!  Battle it out over an island with the promised goods or carefully navigate... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock: Extra Captain Cards

November 7th - via: kickstarter.com
First Stretch Goal Unlocked!  Every Oak & Iron: Core Box will now come with 5 additional captain cards: Jean Bart, Cornelis Tromp, George Monck, Andrés De Ochoa y Zarate, and Jean Hamlyn. As always, you can count on us to add historical... (Read More)

FUNDED!!!

November 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Oak & Iron will become a reality thanks to all of you who have come to show your support and demand within the first few hours of launch! We are all sitting at our desks, blasting pirate music, and racing to answer great questions posed by our... (Read More)

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