Shadow Troops Return to Armies

Blizzard, Club Penguin Army Media HQ – With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, many people have been returning to armies. That also means more armies have decided to return. One such army is the Shadow Troops.

The Shadow Troops, abbreviated as just “ST”, is an old army founded in the August of 2008. The army has gone through a lot. They dueled many armies, had multiple rises, and made some significant process. Unfortunately, with the closure of Club Penguin, the army fainted into irrelevancy.

The Shadow Troops made a brief return in 2019. However, due to leadership difficulty, the army collapsed. Many veterans, however, have decided to return and bring back the Shadow Troops.

Shadow Troops’ return event, May 2019

To help inform the public about this newer generation, we decided to interview ST Consul Pjayo.


Interview with Pjayo

conducted by Dino

CPAM: Many newer people might not know about this “shadow troops” army. Whats this Army about and why is it returning to CPPSes?

Pjayo: Well Shadow Troops have been around since before even I got involved with armies, but the jist of it is that its sort of an oddball in that while they’ve been able to be massive, they are often forgotten as one of the “Major” armies of Club Penguin.

Really the history is so long and convoluted I wouldn’t be able to explain everything here.

CPAM: What made the previous Shadow Troops “massive”?

Pjayo: Not exactly the ~previous~ Shadow Troops, but in 2017, they were able to hold their own against the likes of RPF and the Light Troops, so clearly the potential is there. It was a different time though, but the situation seems ripe for something like the Shadow Troops to make a comeback with proper leadership and make its mark again.

CPAM: Has the Shadow Troops considered any army an potential future ally or enemy?

Pjayo: We’ve been looking at our options, and I have personally been attending events of other armies to get a feel for their leadership and their ability as a good ally, and I can say there are quite a few on the table as of right now, but I can’t say any more than that.

CPAM: You say that the situation seems “ripe”. Why do you think the time seems “ripe” for a ST revival?

Pjayo: With interests in armies peaking, a lack of competition, and with schedules freed up, it really was the perfect time to bring back a classic name like the Shadow Troops and, judging by the amount of people already on board before an event, I’d say it’s going well.

CPAM: Do you think this new generation won’t have any issues like the previous 2019 generation contained?

Pjayo: With the previous generation, you see a massive amount of leaders, lack of interest in something like a new army, and, personally, I don’t think a lot of the leaders were really prepared to share the spotlight in that capacity, with a lot of them essentially eating each other alive.

This time around, we have a small but competent set of leaders, with Thomas and myself, a good set of Owners, which is becoming ever more rare, and fantastic advisors to help us get off the ground. It’s a very different environment than it was a year or two ago.

CPAM: Is there anything else you’d like to say?

Pjayo: If you’re interested, don’t be afraid to approach me, come to our chat with the discord code jXgACxU, and visit our site at, which is almost prepared for our first event on Saturday. This is my first time leading since 2013’s Blue Summer in the Water Vikings, where we were able to pretty much dominate for the second half of the year, so I’m excited to be back in the field, and I hope that the Shadow Troops really do great this time.


Additionally, we asked a new ST recruit if they found the army via their wordpress and got this as a response.

“Why yes, I DID join the Shadow Troops at, how could you tell?”

A picture of the ST troop visiting the website.

What do YOU think? Do you think this generation will succeed? Do you think it will counter problems like last time? Do YOU think this ST recruit really found the army via the website? Let us know in the replies!


CPAM Reporter


CPAM Editor

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