After some deliberation and receiving the bill for a recent emergency room visit, I've decided that starting a full army from scratch while still building up my Tau would not be a financially prudent choice. I can build a counts as force fairy cheaply. I think I could make it work with 2 or 3 strike squad boxes, a tactical squad box, and a of course a Dread Knight box. With that much, I should have no problem putting out a 1500 point list with the help of a few chapter assets for support.
I don't have ready access to the codex, so I've been trying to guesstimate an army based on the few minutes I looked at the codex on Saturday. I'm hoping that I can squeeze the following into 1500 points:
Purifier Squad(The cool honor guard)
2x Strike Squads(The not quite as cool honor guard)
I'll probably have to go light on the upgrades, but the plan is to make the squads 10x men strong with rhinos. Arming them with psycannons, psybolt and hammer for the strike squads and hammer, halberds, and incinerators for the purifiers. I'm also thinking of taking a heavy incinerator for DreadCalgar. I may have to drop the Vindicare or reduce the purifier squad size to make the army work. For 2000 points I want to add in another psy-rifleman and a Storm Raven.