To me, this may be very nearly the most elegant solution to deployment issues possible.
Years ago I played a little game called "Pax Solaris." I still have the demo.
It had a wonderful routing system for easily moving armies around your territory on a continual basis. I think Warlight should us a nearly identical system.
The way it could work in Warlight is this. In addition to the current system being used for moving armies--click one of your territories, click another territory to move armies to, then select the number of armies to move--you'd be able to set up automated movement routes, by right-clicking and dragging. Simply right click on any of your territories, drag to another of your territories, and release. Voila, you've set up an automated route. This would make the current "Local Deployment" settings much more usable, requiring less MM but retaining realism..