I think I remember you mentioning a while back about how AI War was used as an example somewhere about emergent behavior in AI. Have there been any more papers like this?
If you can get this firepower mechanic down, I think that would be a nifty topic. "Numerical Estimations of Strength among Unequal Units" or something like that.
If you get some more really neat behaviors from the AI, maybe this could be a further topic of research.
EDIT: I just realized I posted this in the wrong forum. Can this be moved to the Off Topic forum?