BoLS has had a bit of Hell Dorado content, but maybe there are some of you who are just curious to see the products straight out of their boxes. So today I’m going to be showing something old and something new. I’ve got two of the initial starter boxes that Cipher released when they relaunched the line. And I’ve got the much newer Zaxan that was never released as part of the original Asmodee Hell Dorado run. There will be a lot of pictures.
We’ll begin with the Immortals starter. For those not familiar with the game’s background, the Immortals are damned souls that are lucky enough to have a renegade demon looking out for them. So rather than have to suffer the usual torments of hell they get a chance at redemption.
As an Infernalist he comes with this peculiar little lemure here. For anyone curious about the term, “lemure” is a Latin word that essentially translates into restless dead. These weird little guys and the Infernalists that create them are used in Hell Dorado instead of the more traditional sorcerous kind of magic you see in other minis games.
This other peasant is a little more demonic in appearance. This is what happens to any immortal who can’t keep himself out of trouble. The more they give in to their vices the more they start resembling demons.
Here’s a closer look at the Immortal cards. You can download PDFs of them for free in the downloads section of Cipher’s website if you want to check the game out a little more.
And here are the Demons. Although as faction names go “Demons” is kind of a misnomer. Actual demons make up a very small minority of the faction’s members. There aren’t even any actual demons in this box. There are three damned souls, a fallen angel and a lemure.
Asaliah is an absolutely gorgeous model. Fallen angels like her are the most common leaders of the demonic armies. They, much more than any of the actual demons, are fed up with the humans in hell interfering with the natural order of things.
Then there are the Damned Ones of Sloth. These guys aren’t great fighters, but they inspire so much loathing that their adversaries are compelled to stop what they’re doing and put them out of their misery.
This is the second Damned One of Sloth from the set. That paunch there is really… words escape me.
Harborym is another great little Lemure sculpt. While most of the Lemures are sculpted to look like they belong with a certain faction, they have no allegiances. Whenever an infernalist summons one they can choose to place whichever sculpt they like. They all have different special rules that might make them more helpful in different situations.
Zaaxan is an actual demon. If anyone is curious about the nature of the designation, true demons are the beings that were in hell from the get go. They are the native people of the infernal realms, living there before any fallen angels or damned souls came along.
~So at this point I’ve made my opinions on the Hell Dorado minis pretty clear. What do you guys think? Have any of you given the game a try? Are there any of you that have been using these minis to proxy for other games?