Once upon a time, artillery was the key weapon in a battle. Accurate and intense artillery fire could easily turn the tie of a battle. Or rather, the side with overwhelming firepower would win the battle. During WWI and WWII, often time both sides have hundreds or thousands artillery piece firing at each other for hours, sometimes for days. Hundreds thousands of shells could be fired within a short amount of time. Majority casualty during the war were caused by shell fragments rather than bullet shots. Warships used to use their guns to shoot at each other too. Now with missiles accurate enough to fire from way beyond visual range, artillery with limited range and accurate seem to be used less and less. The recent wars I don't really see the mention of artillery at all. Especially the war involved the United States, it seems the U.S. forces always prefer air attack rather than artillery. Is artillery outdated or does it still have some kicks in it?