Why didn't 18th century Europe use granades for siege warfare? (since it was its

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    peter565posted 7 months ago

    Why didn't 18th century Europe use granades for siege warfare? (since it was its original purpose)

    First grenades existed by late Han dynasty China, huge grenades, fire by catapults, by 10th century, small handhold grenades was introduced, to destroy infantry tight combat formations(eg Roman style infantry tight formation)later, designs by Mongol Empire made it ideal for siege warfare, throwing grenades upon enemy castle wall, killing the guards, before scaling the wall. Grenades was passed to Europe by 17th century, but why western infantry, aren't equip with it till 20th century, nor use it in siege warfare, back when siege warfare still exist? (Below is an uncovered 13th century grenade)

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    tamarawilhiteposted 7 months ago

    I think the lack of control over their ignition and where they were lobbed limited their use.

 
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