Dystopian Wars and Firestorm: Planetfall. I asked which game they suggest starting with and they recommended Dystopian Wars (or Boats).
Looking through the list of potential fleets and what others were playing, I quickly settled on the minor-power of Denmark (surprise)! The starting force (see picture) is roughly 1,000 pts, a good starting point. The rules are free to download and based on watching a game of Planetfall Saturday night, the mechanics similar to Epic: Armageddon, a GW game I really enjoyed. More to come.