The blockading rule is a little bit unclear as it applies to Barracks and although my search through the forums has shown that their seems to be unanymous agreement that when Barracks are blockade the player being blockaded looses his combat bonus for that building. However in the official rules its pretty specific about which items are in fact blockade and the combat barracks is omitted. It states quite clearly that blockes work against production, trade, culture,
coins, or resources. Those are all very specific things with clear definition and do not describe the combat bonus. According to some information in my search apperantly there is a FAQ that clarifies it but looking at the official FAQ i didn't find any mention of it at all.
Can anyone point me to the official source that clarifies this? Its kind of a sticky point in my group on which no one seems to be able to amicably agree on how the rule is. Some believe that you can't blockade a combat bonus because it represents a passive bonus that is given for building the building rather than a active bonus you get for controling it. They sight the example of getting a coin when you gain a great person or buy a technology. But it seems at least the community has accept the ruling for blockades to include Barracks combat bonus and Im just curious if this was an official ruling or if this was a matter of interpertation.
Any help would be greatly appriciated.