Just to confirm. In a battle involving both triremes and hoplites, once one nation has become the main attacker [or defender] does that mean no other nation can place tropps in the other main attacker box?
e.g. if Sparta placed troops in the main attacker box for hoplites, would Sparta then be the only country allowed to put troops in the main attacker trireme box?
My concern is that a player could plsce a unit in the first battle box and then prevent anyone placing in the second battle box, so that the tile could not be won.
Interesting question. I would say that there always has to be primary attacker in both boxes so that a losing army can take losses. So, in a case when Sparta sends only the hoplites (and they are the main attacker) and the other city sends only the triremes, if a naval battle is lost, it's the other city that suffer losses.
So I would play it that way; I am not sure to what extent my interpretation is correct though.
Correct, the main attacker box both hoplite and trireme is for one player only. Limiting yourself to make another player not be able to win the tile on attack will only make it extremely easy for the defender to win the tile.
Correct, the main attacker box both hoplite and trireme is for one player only.
One player, or one city? There's a difference. Can a player use units from one of his controlled cities for the main hoplite battle and units from one of his other controlled cities for the main trireme battle?