The Cloudships of Mars game by the South London Warlords had its first outing at Salute Zero Five and was out again at SELWG 2005.
Cloudships will be making its last outing (for the time being) at Salute Zero Six.
from the Salute Zero Five programme as a pdf
While Earth war ships are armoured, steam driven and carry modern weaponry, the Martians are either powered by sail - called 'Kites' - or are driven through the air by the muscle power of their crews: called 'Screw Galleys'. In the latter case the Martians sailors stand either side of a long crankshaft that runs almost the length of the ship and - via a heavy, momentum conserving flywheel - power the ship via a propeller system in much the same way that renaissance ships (and earlier) were powered around the Mediterranean by oars and the sweat of men's brows.
to the games
Minor - a brief guide
is farmed a little to supply some local need but most of the town's
activity centres around canal borne trade.
|NEW Original designs for Space 1889
|NEW The Game at Salute Zero Six
|NEW The Martian Fort
|The Game at Salute Zero Five
|The Game at SELWG 2005
|New deck equipment (like this globe of Mars) on some ships: Texas, Aphid, Hullcutter and Ranger
|The Martian "Skylord" Kite being built
|Flags to download
|Introduction and rule sheet (as pdf file)
|The play area in use
|The "Napoleon" a "LaFayette" Class French ship
|A British "Aphid" Class
|a second British "Aphid" Class
|A Martian "Hullcutter" Screw Galley
|Another Martian "Hullcutter" Screw Galley
Ranger: an American ship based on a
Texas: an American ship based on a
|a British "Locust" Class