Allow users to make "suggestions" to AI teammates
I Have had the idea of making suggestions to the AI. These would not be binding commands but using whatever decision making process the AI uses, it would get a percentage of application. If the AI "thought" it was reasonable there would be a greater chance that it would follow your suggestion. (Deploy x armies to territory, Attack territory w x armies)
I see the ADMIN'S concern that this would make the game take too long to make choices. Perhaps the response to this would be a limit on suggestions, either maximum per turn (1 per turn for example) or per game. This simulates in some ways a relationship with a teammate-- you can offer advice but they are non-binding.