I played a lot of Robotech RPG back in the late 80s. Most of our adventures happened in a place called the Zentraedi control zone, an area in South America where over 300,00+ Zentraedi who survived the epic battle with between Dolza's armada and the UEDF/Breetai fleet have carved out their own warlord kingdoms with aims to conquer Earths inhabitants.
It was also the location of Khyron's base for a number of years.
The jungle quickly recovered from the devastating bombardment given by Dolza's fleet so the land is a combination of Jungle and parched desert, littered with the wreckage of Zentraedi cruisers and mecha. Sounds like a fun place to do battle.
Inspired by this idea, I decided to begin work on some mecha rubble piles since I have loads of spare battle pods.
They are mounted on 1/8" MDF that I shaped with a sander, plastic card, broken sprew, Z scale cars and rocks.
I have a few more to make, then its off to painting.