Ok, i had to register to the forum to ask some question quys. I am new to this game, although i handle it pretty decent, this thing with ai is killing me. For instance, i had this game recently, i like to put my fleets on auto manage, and watch how they behave, and for most of time ai is doing ok. But, when i declare war on enemy with single colony (capital), it just say BANZAAI! and sends like 50k strong army against 500+ defenders. And it is doing again and again, wasting huge number of my ground forces (with of course needs to be rebuilt, slowing my growth etc.)
My question is, is there any option to just ban ai from trying to capture colonies or to wait until my transports are great enough in numbers for task of planetery invasion?