As such most combat in space takes place at or close to visual range.
Visual range in space is a long, long way. A visible light telescope in space is effectively only restricted by diffraction limits.
Making a wire that can control a missile intended to cross those long distances (hundreds of kilometers, at a minimum!) is going to be exceptionally difficult... that wire is going to to be comparatively delicate and vulnerable, and the thrust of a projectile intended to cross that distance promptly is going to be quite destructive.
torpedoes must be physically connected via a long and very thin wire so that the launch vessel can transmit corrections back to the torpedo without being jammed.
Space, being a fairly good vacuum, is an excellent medium for transmitting light through (which is why "visual range" is such a long way). Without atmospheric interference, a nice light laser beam can be focussed on a receiver array on your torpedoes, allowing easy unidirectional communication which is impractical to jam. A sufficiently large and capable torpedo could have its own return communication laser, if such a thing seemed to be necessary.
Whilst it is entirely reasonable to have a setting without practical laser weaponry, handwaving laser communication away is going to be dubious unless you're going to back to von Braun era technology.
electronic warfare has advanced to the point that complex wireless guidance systems are nearly useless
Be aware of the existence of anti-radiation missiles, and consider the future evolution of things like suppression of enemy air defenses. Jamming and ECM isn't a magic bullet, and compromises will need to be made between jamming enemy fire control systems, and avoiding getting an anti-radiation missile or two right up the phased arrays.
As a simple starter-for-ten, consider launching a screen of untethered anti-radiation missiles, followed by some more conventional guided missiles. If your target lights up their ECM systems, the anti-radiation missiles have something to lock on to. If they light up point-defense radar systems, the same thing happens again, except now they have to engage both the guided missiles and the anti-radiation missiles. If they don't use radar or ECM, the guided missiles will finish them off.
Obviously, no plan survives contact with the enemy and all that, but do bear these little wrinkles in mind.
Optical sensors are also vulnerable to jamming. If I illuminate the aperture of your telescope with a laser, I might not be able to blow you up with it (depending on tech level assumptions) but I can certainly stop you looking at me through it.