Of the two I probably prefer the first group over the second but they are both pretty good.
These are Kallistra peasants "monkified" and with added crosses. They do the job I think
I think these started out as a Copplestone wizard and 2 Viking skirmishers from a Kallistra command pack. I particularly enjoyed the druid/shaman with the severed head. It was a bit fiddly but I really like the end result