I'd like to play Diplomacy, and have the old Avalon Hill version of the game which, unfortunately, comes with plastic pieces (stars and anchors). It also lacks indicators of who controls which supply centers.
I like the original wooden pieces, seen here:
Fleets are clearly fleets, armies are clearly armies, and supply centers are demarcated by the colored circles.
Another good example are these pieces:
What works as a viable replacement for these parts? Where can I find them? I've seen around suggestions to:
- Make them myself - this is time-consuming, and (for me) generally doesn't work out well
- Use wooden beads - while this works, it doesn't really look professional
- Purchase parts sets - these are typically expensive; I haven't found anything that wouldn't require a large investment to complete
- Use the original wooden Risk parts - these lack enough fleets required to run a game, as well as lack supply center indicators. They're also expensive
I'm looking for better options. Any ideas?