This variant idea is mainly directed at DK because he mentioned that when he fields an army that has hordes he deploys all the hordes he can get. (Sort of a voluntary handicap?) I wondered what he (and the DBA community) thinks of counting points as a variant. Any normal element is 2 but a horde is 1. So the number of hordes permitted is doubled. In terms of historicity I like the idea because horde-class foot generally did clutter up the battlefield. But then you'd probably have to tack on other HOTT-style rules such as buying in more hordes...