Ship combat: will ships use range to "stand off"?

Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Looking at what I have seen described of the combat system I just wanted to see if ships would be smart enough that if they noticed that they had weapons longer ranged than their opponents and were at least as fast as they were that they would seek to remain out of range. And by extension if they have multiple weapons do they seek to stay at a range where the ratio of their damage capacity to the opponents' damage capacity is most favourable?