I've been looking at the Shattered Empires set of strategy cards recently, to try and get a better understanding of them. I've set up a couple of three-position solo games to get a feel for how they work out. Most of the cards are pretty straightforward and easy to understand, and their practical uses are easily accounted for. You need stuff? Take Production. Need command counters? Take Leadership.
However, I don't feel like I've got a good idea for when to take the Bureaucracy card, particularly early in the game. Is it only a good deal when you've got few/no other options? Is it best to let it accumulate a command counter or two to take it? Or is there something I'm not seeing with that card?