How would a modern Army infantry unit do against a WW I German infantry unit?

Take a regular U.S. Army infantry unit out of 2012 Afghanistan, send them back 93 years into the past to 1917 Europe. There are the remains of a destroyed town, and a nearby entrenchment with a couple hundred German assault troops in it. They have rifles, machine gun nests, flamethrowers and mustard gas. The Modern U.S. troops have their carbines, grenades, sniper rifles, machine guns and body armor. Also they have night vision. Who would win?

Asked By: - 8/11/2012
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Sounds like a deadliest warrior episode. Depends on the situation. The modern U.S. soldier has the advantage of Night Vision, Body armour and communications, maybe a slight advantage with the Barnett's. But if the Germans were allowed to bring in their 1918 mauser anti tank rifle and their bolt action... More
Answered By: mitchellfrank15 - 8/11/2012
Additional Answers (11)
The u.s. troo9ps they would just attack at night and their technology is far more advanced
Answered By: kakotaz - 8/11/2012
The U.S. Army no contest
Answered By: James - 8/11/2012
Any side you want, it's your video game fantasy. Why are you posting this in the history section? Who would win would depend on how experienced and smart the officers and NCOs of the respective units were.
Answered By: unitedcats2004 - 8/11/2012
Who cares? There has got to be a fantasy section to ask these foolish questions in.
Answered By: Tim D - 8/11/2012
They would dominate. Just hit them with some grenades at night and then send in the carbines. Easy as that.
Answered By: Chris - 8/11/2012
The same as back then; a hard, bloody and protracted stalemate.
Answered By: sully - 8/11/2012
Obviously the Americans. They have better technology. However, back then the Germans were much better than Allied forces.
Answered By: David Fisher - 8/11/2012
Well if their's hundreds of germans against a army unit then the germans would mow the americans down just by numbers alone... More
Answered By: Schutzhund - 8/11/2012
If you can't figure out how a modern, armed army would beat one of WW1, you will not understand the answer.
Answered By: Charles - 8/11/2012
Armies of today would not take any notice of them or just roll over them.
Answered By: Thomas - 8/11/2012
Ooohhh... I'd like to say the US due to the technology, but the ww1 Germans were d**n good at holding prepared positions, maybe the US could use infiltration tactics maybe at night to take the German trenches, but these were pre sighted by German artillery and the Germans were notorious for their counter attacks back... More
Answered By: Martin - 8/12/2012
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