Deception and Death
Winky Blinky and Dinky
3 Gnome magic item crafters
These three gnomes have discovered a way of creating magic rifles that allow anyone to point and shoot one of the 0th level attack spells (permanently chosen during the creation of the item) with double the normal range.
The military has them working with the armies acolytes and wizards to craft as many as they can as fast as they can.