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nah, artillery such as heavy cannon had made such tactics obsolete by the nineteenth century especially in buildings with such thin brick walls – most castles and fortified homes had stone walls many meters thick and even they couldn’t stand sustained assault from industrial arms. In Britain Oliver Cromwell’s 17th century battles are regarded as the real end of the castle, his use of heavy artillery totally removed any advantage castles had, but even before this time the murder hole was out of fashion as shot and cannon allowed a ‘no go zone’ to form around castles making it extremely unlike they’d be swarmed like had been possible when only facing sporadic arrow fire.
Russia had been using this tactic even before Cromwell’s time, and in true Russian style had done it in a totally mad and extreme fashion.
[The Tsar Cannon](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Moscow_July_2011-10a.jpg) an absolutely huge weapon, maybe a bit too huge to be used in practice [although it’s got marks from being fired at least once, no doubt this occasion involved vodka and aristocrats rather than blood and combat] their actual tactics were just as extreme and frightening…
>A 12-metre high siege tower (referred to also as a “battery-tower” to distinguish it from the pre-gunpowder siege engines) was built by Ivan Vyrodkov out of wood on site for mounting siege cannon. This revolutionary new design could hold ten large-calibre cannon and 50 lighter cannon, allowing a concentration of artillery fire on a section of the wooden wall or city, which played a crucial role in shattering Tatar resistance. -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Kazan
[it’s a door to provide light for the steps probably]