KLONDIKE, Club Penguin Army Headquarters – Welcome to the first edition of The Forgotten Ones, a column where we will be exploring armies, long lost in the world of Club Penguin. Today, we will be taking a look at the Global Defenders, a previous S/M army powerhouse last seen in 2014. Who were they, and what achievements were they able to accomplish?
The goal of this column is to put some light on forgotten armies. Every two weeks, I will be digging up some history about a historic army, and interviewing the creator or former leader where possible. Without further ado, let us jump right into this week’s army, the Global Defenders.
The Global Defenders were created on February 2nd, 2011, by Pungy1234. Originally known as the Penguin Militia Army, the army rebranded after discovering that the word “Militia” was filtered. The Global Defenders were able to capture two servers, Outback and Bonza before their first top ten listings. After that, they consistently reached the top 5 for S/M armies, occasionally appearing on the major listings as well. Witnessing sizes of 20+ in one tournament, many viewed the Global Defenders as an unstoppable army.
Unfortunately, the first generation came to a close after Pungy retired on August 30, 2013. There was an attempt to revive the army in February 2014, but this attempt failed to begin. Two months later, Brady was able to head a revival for a second generation of the Global Defenders.
Through the two generations, they were able to have, they had three additional leaders. Alongside Pungy, Redd Kool led during the first generation, from November 2011 – to September 2012, despite leaving his role temporarily between January and June. Much like Pungy, he was one of the first and founding members of the army. Jacknat began leading the army from May 2012 to September 2012. He also led the second generation from April 2014 onwards, acting as the last leader of the Defenders. Lastly, Brady, also known as Dpd2000, led from March 2014 – to April 2014. Though he did not lead for a long time, he was able to maintain a high position throughout his other years in the army.
During the army’s life, they were able to compete in many tournaments, wars, and other historic events. An example of such is the Army Warfare League, a tournament-type event in which they went against the likes of the Rebel Penguin Federation and the Ice Warriors. They also participated in many wars, one being against the Soda Pop Army. The declaration of war can be found here. At the same time, they engaged in battles with armies such as the Tacos, Miners, and Special Weapons and Tactics. Additionally, their website was subject to an attack by Project Doomsday, a group effort to take army websites offline.
Club Penguin Army Headquarters attempted to reach out to Pungy for an interview. Unfortunately, it was not possible to receive a response from him given his lack of online activity under this pseudonym.
Thus concludes the first edition of The Forgotten Ones. Join us next time as we uncover more about armies forgotten about, while we advance with current armies today.