Heresy Lab are a miniatures production company that creates incredible fantasy and sci-fi miniatures for any system. During our Mordheim interview we caught up with Heresy Lab while their latest Kickstarter, Witchfire and Sword was ongoing. Witchfire and Sword funded well, and while those miniatures are currently available for pre-order, Heresy Lab sent us miniatures from their previous fantasy Kickstarter, Citizens of the Old World: Faith and Honor, which are available to order direct from Heresy Lab now. In this article, we'll look at the miniatures from the two different sets, and discuss the game systems they can be used in.
All of the miniatures we discuss below come in resin and require assembly. Our miniatures arrived very clean and required minimal preparation before gluing. The join points on the miniatures are clear and connect well, even the thinner bits held well. We were very impressed with how easy the Heresy Lab miniatures were to prepare and assemble.
Order of the Flaming Lys
The Order of the Flaming Lys are a set of 15 fantasy miniatures made up of medieval knights and their peasant supporters and fighters. They can each be bought separately, but came as a pack during the Kickstarter.
The set features:
- 5 knights
- 3 bowmen
- 3 pikemen/halberdiers
- 3 soldiers with single-handed weapons and shields
- 1 soldier wielding a two-handed weapon
Each of the Knight comes with 2 head options, either a traditional helmet or a helmet fashioned in the shape of an animal. We went for a mix with our warband, marking the animal helmet wearers as senior knights and three traditional helmets as a fighting trio.
Templars of the Flame
The Templars of the Flame are a set of 15 warrior priestesses or nuns. They can each be bought separately, but came as a pack during the Kickstarter. An additional weapons pack is also available from HeresyLabs if you want some different armament options.
The set features:
- 1 lightly armored priestess invoking
- 4 heavily armored priestesses with large hammers
- 4 priestess wielding small hammers and shields
- 2 priestesses armed with bows
- 2 priestesses with hammers and knives
- 1 priestess with a sling
- 1 priestess armed with a long-handled flail
Heresy Lab's fantasy miniatures are 28mm scale, which means they're perfectly suited for popular wargames like Games Workshop's original Warhammer and the newer edition Age of Sigmar, or Mantic Games' Kings of War. They are also great for miniature agnostic systems like the upcoming Lasting Tales and the popular Frostgrave. Heresy Lab are linked with Mordheim's creator, an older Games Workshop Warhammer skirmish game, and along with the 2 sets above being perfectly suited for Mordheim, Heresy Lab have also produced a couple of anniversary miniatures based on Luther Wulfenbaum, the narrator of the original Mordheim rulebook, and its creator, Tuomas Pirinen also created some rules for the miniatures.
Sisters of Sigmar Mordheim Warband
This year, when gaming starts again, we're going to be running a regular Mordheim campaign, and we're going to be using Heresy Lab's range for our Sisters of Sigmar warband. We wanted to get the start of our list worked out, so we knew which miniatures to prioritize painting. Our starting list looks like this:
Sisters of the Celestial Vigil
- Matriarch Dorothea (Warhammer + Sling + Light Armour) - 107 points
- Sister Superior Alicia (Warhammer + Sling + Light Armour) - 72 points
- Sister Superior Natalia (Warhammer + Sling + Light Armour) - 72 points
- Sister Superior Miriya (Warhammer + Sling + Light Armour) - 72 points
- Augur Helga (Hammer + Sling) - 30
- Sister Gabrielle (Flail) - 40
- Sister Sable (Hammer + Sling) - 30
- Sister Helena (Hammer + Buckler + Sling) - 35
- Novice Lisbeth (Hammer + Dagger + Sling) - 20
- Novice Jessica (Hammer + Dagger +Sling) - 20
Rangers of Shadowdeep Warband
For our upcoming Rangers of Shadowdeep solo campaign, we wanted to put a Knightly Order, of a young knight venturing into the depths to prove himself, along with his entourage. We put some extra points into his recruitment points, because what's a young knight without several effective followers? We opted for another Knight to watch over Justin, his older Uncle, Falkes the Wolf, along with two men at arms and three archers in support.
- Sir Justin Rampart
- Sir Falkes the Wolf (Knight) - 35 RP
- Hugo (Man at Arms) - 20 RP
- Rowland (Man at Arms) - 20 RP
- Richard (Archer) - 15 RP
- Patrick (Archer) - 15 RP
- Daniel (Archer) - 15 RP
The Heresy Lab miniatures are also perfectly suited for any Dungeons and Dragons games, or as replacement miniatures for board games, or adventure games like Warhammer Quest Cursed City.
The Faith and Honor miniatures can be ordered from the Heresy Lab store, and while the Witchfire and Sword Kickstarter has ended, they will be available from their store after fulfillment.
The Citizens of the Old World: Faith and Honor miniatures used to produce this article were provided by Heresy Lab.