"I believe this niche is today filled by mortar rounds, John."
Not to mention anti-personnel shells fired by artillery, like the Beehive round of the Vietnam era.
Artillery isn't used nearly as much for that kind of purpose anymore.
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza
Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.