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In 1637 the stadholder was able to add to his fame as an invincible besieger of cities.
A greater volume of fire can thus be obtained, but the great height of the cavalier makes it an easy target for a besieger's guns.
Owing to its situation, and the rocky nature of the ground over which a besieger must advance, it is still serviceable as the key to the frontier.
In 1593 the leaguer of Geertruidenburg put the seal on Maurice's reputation as an invincible besieger.