Painting projects take longer these days. These ladies have been on my work bench for a while over a month. So long that I've actually done several WIP images over on facebook.
The other sword women have similarly balanced but more aggressive stances both having a variation on a guard similar to the "wrath" guard.
Our second sword lady is in a similar guard in dead I think its exactly the same one except she has started her step forward with her rear leg so her whole weight will be behind the blade.
Dark Age color pallate and I wanted them to look like they come from a common background with out looking uniform.