So I think I have made my mind up while I was sleeping, sine my dreams were filled with Tau starships. I am going to go ahead with my plan to make a Tau fleet for Firestorm Armada. This will of course be in addition to my Relthoza Fleet I currently have. The nice thing about Firestorm Armada is the fact I can start up this core army for ~$100 give or take a few and have a working army from the get go, rather then hundreds upon hundreds of dollars for a normal standard force, even with Forgeworld's pricing.
Forgeworld seems to make a good number of miniatures to fit the roll of pretty much anything I would need. For the time I plan on using the Dindrenzi rules, since both uses railgun tech on their ships, it is a better and more natural fit.
The Battleship shall be the Tau Custodian. It looks like a good strong center piece respectable of being the center point of the army.
Of course this is just the basic fleet, and subject to change.
Now for the spiffy stuff, I am thinking of using the Tau protector for my Carrier. Looks like docking bays in the front, and still fits in with the theme.
The heavy cruisers, R&D ships, and escorts is where the theme of the Tau force would start splitting off. I have yet to fully lock down which each will be, I'll come back to it as I get some play in under my belt and figure out which seems best for the force in terms of theme and looks.