1,000 points the potential to change the dynamic (in a good way). I have found at 1250 points that you cover the whole table length with relatively small room to maneuver.
I like the idea and have already revisited my Timurid list to see how they might work with reduced points.
I also like the trend to players setting up terrain and limiting both quantity whilst increasing the variety. Makes for an added challenge and have seen my random choices work both for and against me.