water tower of XIX century, country estate of Sherbakovi, Aleshkino, Stupino region, Russia

Share this on Facebook download .zip with all pictures

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]

Latest Comments
  1. southwickship5 December 23, 2016
  2. RSpofford December 7, 2016
  3. Jacquiline1999 November 27, 2016
  4. Daros November 4, 2016
  5. Yuania October 11, 2016
  6. ArletteMaddix October 7, 2016
  7. Nitanen September 19, 2016
  8. Endrr September 10, 2016
  9. MeghannBoardman September 4, 2016
  10. Rel August 31, 2016
  11. Unthon August 31, 2016
  12. Kimny August 29, 2016
  13. AlexTibbs August 27, 2016
  14. brusswszech August 27, 2016
  15. Tanenth August 23, 2016
  16. Esstiaing August 16, 2016
  17. Endvesa August 15, 2016
  18. kolinmcrae July 28, 2016
  19. Chaiwor July 25, 2016
  20. lawvercool3 July 13, 2016
  21. garza77 July 12, 2016
  22. Oldtiavor June 22, 2016
  23. MeghannBoardman June 8, 2016
  24. Rodel June 5, 2016
  25. Reavis2000 May 17, 2016
  26. Tanenth April 30, 2016
  27. Brivestas April 6, 2016
  28. MeghannBoardman March 7, 2016
  29. Umedar February 8, 2016
  30. Chaiwor January 3, 2016
  31. EunaCalifano January 3, 2016
  32. Rel January 3, 2016
  33. Inest December 11, 2015
  34. fogleodelia December 1, 2015
  35. DianHohn November 21, 2015
  36. Ingn November 10, 2015
  37. Cerlory November 4, 2015
  38. Chaiwor October 18, 2015
Comments are closed.
Click on Like Page, to get new amazing photo every day on facebook.