I was quite taken with the Bulette's random hireling generator for Labyrinth Lord.
I've made a few revisions that I think build on an already excellent idea.
I would have no problem using something like this for any D&D game that I play (LL, B/X, 1E, or whatever).
Please let me know what you think. I'd like to continue tweaking.
Dungeons and Dragons Hireling Generator