Commoners (or non-combatants) are miniatures that have a lot of use in rpg's. A combat becomes a lot more interesting when the villains are among civilians, the heroes need to organize defense of a village full of peasants or the heroes will anger the townsfolk when they are surrounded by hundreds of them.
Following photos will give you some commoners and information about them can be found below; You'll find also monks from the page.
Earth Shugenja, Scarlet Brotherhood Monk, Young master, Whirling steel monk, Drunken master.There are others too but I think these are the most fitting ones. Ember, Sun soul initiate and Lion Falcon Monk are additional DDM examples. You'll find more monk-like miniatures from Mage Knight, I'll post pictures of some of them later when I start my posts about prepainted miniatures turned to Babylon 5 miniatures - wait for the Minbari!