I dont get the whole point of buying extra pieces for a game you have not yet played and you might not need those pieces at all. On the forum we are influencing eachother and that gravitates to a certain playstyle. Going completely blank might cause different strategies and different requirements on pieces.
Why not just play the game as it is from the box ( maby scavenge stuff from other games with dice if you want to speed things up ) and go from there. Check what you run into yourself and fix those things.
Yes, that makes a lot of sense. It’s just that I have read a lot of complaints in online reviews about insufficient pieces and I thought I’d try and ask veterans what pieces might run out and what additions could be nice. Of course I’ll decide what’s needed with experience and playing sessions.
For now, I’m surely going to buy battle bucks (I have been a monopoly player in my childhhod :D), extra chips and dice and some infantry for neutral territories.