I was looking around on the FAQ thread and saw this
Originally Posted by Andy Joslin
--- Added June 25, 2008
Q. Will the AI be a possible opponent skirmish mode?
A. AI will be playable against in single player skirmish mode, however not in multiplayer skirmish mode.
i was just wondering why we cant play against the ai in multiplayer?
(reason is because i like playing with a friend against alot of AI opponents)