Check out previews of Hackmaster's upcoming new character models. Pictured below is "Hireling Pack 2" sculpted by the talented Jim Johnson of Reaper fame.
These ain't your daddy's hirelings! Includes the Scroll Caddy and (sacrificial) Torchbearer. The Torchbearer's shield is removable (click to enlarge to see this). Let your character live in the luxury he always deserved with someone to carry his items and go first into unknown rooms!
Reference: Player's Handbook