After looking for suitable figures I Chose the Oathmark Dwarf Infantry because they are wearing mail armour. Unfortunately I did not realise that they are huge! This shows a comparison with a Warlord Legionary and Auxiliary.
The conversion is relatively simple – Warlord Roman Auxiliary heads substituted, Milliput beards added and my brother donated Republican Roman shields. After converting several I realised that the beards on certain poses were invisible behind the shields. Ah well I know that they are there…
Auxilia Cohort I Nanum Varadhorum (First Auxiliary Cohort of Varadh Dwarves)
Raised from the Nani (dwarves) who settled in the province of Varadh centuries ago after a great war in which their homeland was devastated and captured by the Chaotics. The men of Varadh had been levied almost to a man and few had returned after the army was massacred in that same war. Thus, unusually, the male dwarves and female humans interbred resulting in a hybrid race that has look of dwarves but is taller than the true dwarves. As a client of the empire they serve under their own officers, speak their own language, worship their own Maghi (gods). Although taller, these half-dwarves are not a distinct race. Biologically, half-dwarves are almost indistinguishable from dwarves. They are often called “Chunkies” by other soldiers (out of their hearing of course). In polite company they are “Diminani” (Half-dwarves). They are renowned steadfast heavy spearmen.