Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: The Black Library
It does seem strange that a vehicle could explode in a massive fireball, yet every passenger can potentially escape to safety without a scratch. But I digress.
Why don't you speak to the players themselves and ask them if they wish to run a less mechanized list for a change? The problem, as pointed out previously even by yourself, is the type of players you are dealing with. Try suggesting events at your local gaming that cater to your interests. Get creative if it's such a problem, but given the nature of Warhammer you really should be using a big portion of your list to counter your opponents anyway.