I’m looking for a game that covers naval battles in the Medieval and/or Renaissance period. I’m going to be using miniatures to play it, but something that’s counter-based would be fine and easily adaptable. Nothing abstract or card-based, though.
The problem is that the big players in the field of pre-modern naval combat skip over the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Avalon Hill’s Trireme game covers the ancient period up to the 4th century, and Wooden Ships and Iron Men covers the 17th and 18th centuries. But for the Medieval and Renaissance periods? Nothing that I’ve been able to find. Companies make figures for the ships of the period, but no rules to actually use them.
Is everyone using homebrew rules? Am I missing some elephant in the room? Any help would be appreciated.