That’s really unfortunate for you EU boys. Besides a few waits on restocking, here, in the states, HBG has saved me at least $60 (or roughly half the price I paid for 1914) purchasing additional pieces for it. Now, this is all inclusive with the additional pieces I purchased for my other versions, as well. So, in my case, it was really not worth it purchasing an entire other copy.
Must have additional pieces, for me, were: Dice, GE Inf., RU Inf., Brit. Inf., roundels, and stacking chips. Other than those, it’s just been nit-picky for what I wanted, not needed.