I always felt the “Chassis & Crossbow” was sorely under developed as a setting.
There’s not a hell of a lot of armor out there that can stop a 20mm. slug. Not to mention, the explosive rounds that the Recoilless Rifles throw around. “Ablative”, indeed.
My brother and I were often disappointed with a lot of the illustrations associated with the Car Wars universe. Artists like Masamune Shirow often captured visceral motion that inspires me to this day and I often wondered how Car Wars would look as a graphic novel or an animated feature film.
The distinct crackle of vehicular munitions could be heard trailing up from the Rue Bush highway like a song of a bird that sings only of death.