It's been a hell of a year for most of us.
Please excuse me for being indulgent but I think the past year merits a little time. The sad passing of two very close dear friends made it all the more traumatic. Heartbreaking.
Then there is my own mental health, never the best in terms of anxiety and depression for the past twenty years. My mental health has spiralled downward since March last year now reaching a point where I cannot even dip the brush in the paint without being overwhelmed with anxiety and panic. I am seeking help as always as I have when needed in the past, but it can be slow in coming and despite the immense efforts of the local Mental Health Services very little is having any impact. I am at an all time low. Even as I type I am consumed with worry and anxiety, so palpable that it not only manifests in the mind, but in my body too.
To top it all off, I am having a recurring problem with my cardio vascular system which will almost certainly require intervention in hospital. As far as Covid goes I am Clinically Extremely Vulnerable which makes the prospect all the more terrifying.
As I said, I am sorry for being so indulgent with my own problems. I feel that if I don't express them then the anxiety just builds. So I am spilling!
So, why a review of what was painted in 2020? I embarked on my "Rule of Threes" (basically not overextending myself beyond three projects at one time). Until recently I think I have had one of my most productive years painting in two decades. Granted unless I embark on a speed painting project I paint fairly slowly but I think you will see from the imaged below that I have managed to get a fair bit of work completed over the last twelve months up to the and of last year. Hopefully I will be able to continue in the same manner for the next year.
Enjoy the pictures. They are all "clickable" so you take take a good look if you so desire.
Yusef ibn Tashfin's Black Guard
Andalusian Noble Cavalry
Spanish Christian Vignette 1
Yusef ibn Tashfin's Command Base
Siege of Shrewsbury Terrain 1
Christian Spanish Vignette 2
Christian Spanish Vignette 3
Yusef inb Tashfin's Hasham Guard Cavalry
Ghuzz horse Archers
Christian Spanish Knights
Then Covid hit and put a spanner in the works for the Reconquista Partizan Game!!
Early Byzantine Dismounted Bucellarri/Extra Heavy Infantry
Early Byzantine Torsion Engine
Early Byzantine Skirmishers
Early Byzantine Army General on Foot Command Base
Malalai of Maiwand
Early Byzantine Command Base
Early Byzantine Armoured Infantry
Anglo Danes and Casualty Base
Casualty Base 1
Casualty Base 2
Anglo Danes 1
Anglo Danes 2
Frankish Command Base
Anglo Danes Bordweal!
Anglo Danes 3
Anglo Danes Command Base 1
Anglo Danes Command Base 2
A Few Scenic Snaps of the Anglo Danes