well I play 40k and i want to get into a warhammer de army

before I spend 400 for my army I would like to know something

in 40k i never liked games larger then 1000pts, 1500 at most (so 1-3 hour games )

how many points of de translates ?

also what units do you recommend ? money is not an issue and I love forge world could you guys cook something up for me ?

I love the cold one riders models so I would probably want them in there

I want a balanced list leaning towards over powered

thanks , links to tuts would be great also