After my first playthrough of the game, a couple of questions popped up...
1) Can you blockade the bonus from a Barracks in a city? Or does the +2 bonus apply regardless of whether enemy units are in that square?
As i interpret the rules any and all resources (including military bonus) would be transferred to one of your cities, making it a 4 battle bonus difference. -2 for him and +2 for you.
2) The Hanging Gardens - Is this ability triggered for every Start of Turn phase of the game? So there's no cost involved, I simply place a figure if I have one available every turn? The reason for my incredulity is that I was playing the Egyptians and managed to pull this as my starting Wonder. It just seemed a little too good...
The ability IS triggered EVERY start of turn. And at no cost other than the construction cost of the wonder itself. It might seem OP and all but the other players always have the option of researching a tech that let's them obsolete the hanging gardens. If obsoleted it would stop producing armies/scouts but would still give you culture when you devote to the arts in the city with the gardens. Besides, a big bunch of armies early on in the game is not THAT much use if you don't build units to match.