This article is about the Woodbury Army in the third season. You may be looking for the Comic Series counterpart, or the militia used in the fourth season.
"Remember! They killed eight men back there. Five here last time. They're no different from the biters. They're not gonna stop until they kill us all, taking everything we've worked so hard for! We're gonna end this, once and for all!"
The Governor, to the Woodbury Army.[src]

The Woodbury army is a large, heavily armed group of survivors introduced in Season 3 of AMC's The Walking Dead. They are based in the fortified town of Woodbury and led by the Governor. They serve as the primary antagonistic group for the whole of Season 3.

Post-Apocalypse

The Woodbury Army was not technically established until after the attack on Woodbury to rescue Glenn and Maggie by Rick's group. Prior to the army's formation, Woodbury had many armed guards tasked by the Governor for protecting the town's fortified walls against the dead and hostile survivors. The Governor also had a trusted band of male survivors who accompanied him on scouting missions including Martinez, Shumpert, Merle, Tim and Crowley. Away from the rest of their fellow survivors, the Governor and his men attacked many survivor camps and settlements and slaughtered many survivors, including a group of National Guardsman, in order to steal weapons and other valuable resources. These atrocities were covered up with clever lies by the Governor

Season 3

When Glenn and Maggie were captured, no one besides the Governor and his men knew of their arrival. So when Rick, Oscar, Daryl, and Michonne came to rescue the two, the people of Woodbury were told by the Governor that they were a militant, hostile force bent on destroying what they have accomplished. This was further pushed after the capture of Daryl, and with Merle as his brother and seen as a liability, the Governor declared him a spy and attempted for them to fight to the death, backed by the townspeople.

The duo were saved though as Rick and Maggie returned to rescue them before the Governor ordered his men to kill both Daryl and Merle after the two would not fight each other.

Having lost both his zombified daughter and his eye after a struggle with Michonne, Philip was hailed by the town as being a victim by the "crazed" assailants. The people of the town, willful and able, then signed up for the small army so as to get back at Rick's group and defend their community from subsequent attacks.

Soon after, the Governor launched an attack on the prison, killing Axel and crashing a walker-filled bread truck through the main gate. An unnamed Woodbury soldier was killed. While the Governor's attack was meant to show the prison group that he meant business, it was nothing more than a tactical victory for him.

Days later, Andrea brokered a meeting between Rick and Philip. After talking for some time, Philip demanded Michonne in exchange for a cease in hostilities, but the Governor would not keep his word either way and planned to kill whoever arrived at their next meeting, and save Michonne so he could torture her. The Governor's plans were thwarted when Merle led multiple walkers to the meeting site. Merle used a scoped M4A1 to kill several members of the Woodbury Army - including Allen's son Ben - before he was surprised by a walker, alerting the others to his presence. He was then beaten down before the Governor shot him in the heart, leaving him to reanimate.

The next day, seeking revenge for the death of eight of his soldiers, the Governor carried out his attack. The army rushed into the seemingly abandoned prison and were soon trapped by walkers, released by traps set up by Rick and his people. While numerous Woodburians were killed inside the prison, most were able to flee. As they fled back towards Woodbury, a teenage boy named Jody fled into the woods and was found by Beth, Hershel, and Carl, with the latter shooting him in the head.

The Governor, furious by how the people cowered away from the fight and how they were bested stopped his convoy and ordered the group back to the prison to finish the fight. Some of them - including Allen, who wanted revenge for his son - wanted to go back, but others - including Karen - refused to return to the prison. The Governor, in his rage, showed all of his people who he really was by gunning them all down, including Allen, and except for Martinez and Shumpert. The remaining three left the area but did not return to Woodbury. Meanwhile, Karen, who managed to survive by pretending to be dead as she hid beneath a dead resident, was later found by Rick, Michonne, and Daryl, who then went to Woodbury and brought all of its remaining inhabitants back to the prison. Woodbury was abandoned and then burned down by the Governor, who was left to his own devices.

Members

Formerly

Killed Victims

Appearances

TV Series

Season 3

TV Series Groups
Bank RobbersRick's GroupThe Vatos GangThe LivingMichonne's GroupThe PrisonersWoodbury ArmyTyreese Williams' GroupThe Governor's MilitiaAbraham's GroupThe ClaimersThe WolvesThe SaviorsOceansideThe ScavengersThe MilitiaCRMGeorgie's GroupMagna's GroupThe WhisperersThe HighwaymenJocelyn's GroupThe Coalition
TV Series Characters
Grimes Family JudithR.J.RickCarlLori
King County LambertPaulaShaneLeonMr. SiggardMrs. Siggard
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp CarolDarylMoralesGlennAndreaMerleTheodoreDaleSophiaJacquiMirandaLouisElizaAmyEdJim
Nursing Home MiguelFelipeJorgeGuillermoGilbert
Jenner Family EdwinCandace
Greene Farm MaggieBethHershelPatriciaJimmyAnnetteShawnArnoldOtisJosephine
The Living NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneMikeTerryAndre
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanetteMrs. RichardsMcLeodPhilipCaesarShumpertJacobsonMr. RichardsOwenErynKarenGregMiltonStevensRowanEileenFosterBettyNoahPaulJodyRichardHaleyPennyWarrenMichaelGargulioCrowleyTimEmily
Tyreese's Group SashaTyreeseAllenBenDonna
Military Personnel WellesWilsonBradySeanFranklinCallaway
Prison Newcomers BobLizzieMikaLukeMollyJulioHenryNorisCalebDavidRyanCharlieChloePatrickZach
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group HowardMitchAlishaPete
Ford Family AbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaChristopher
The Claimers DanBillyHarleyTonyJoeLenLou
Terminus MartinGregTheresaGarethAlbertMikeMaryAlex
St. Sarah's Church Gabriel
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenTanakaAlvaradoAmandaBelloLicariPercyMcGinleyFrancoNoahDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Alexandria Safe-Zone AaronBarbaraScottKyleRobinsonNoraCocoDanteMargoBrandonHeathMarcusJonahEnidBobBruceTobinKent AnnaMikeyFrancineSpencerOliviaDeniseDeannaRonJessieSamDavidBetsyNicholasTommyAnnieWillSturgessBarnesNatalieStacyMichaelJefferyRichardsHollySamanthaBobbyCharlyneO'HaraDineshDanErinAdrianParkShellyCarterPeteRegAidenEric
The Wolves OwenAphid
The Saviors NeganLauraQuanAldenGracieAliceSherryDwightAmberTanyaMarkGinaPotterJoséBrookeMelJohnFrankieD.J.RichieRegina JedNorrisArat JustinSimonDukeLanceGaryReillyJaredEvanKatyKenoDerekDeanGavinGomezPaulieDukeZiaLeoYagoJoeyGuntherRudyToddDinoHuckWadeCamNelsonMaraGordonRoyDavidEmmettIsabelleJosephChrisGeorgeNeilRomanJiroMilesPrimoPaulaMichelleMollyDonnieGabeTimmyTina
Hilltop Colony BertieKalEduardoOscarMarcoEarlHershelGageAdelineRodneyTammyCasperMartinMilesHildePaulGregoryKennethStephanieCraigCrystalWesleyHarlanNeilFreddieAndyEthan
The Kingdom EzekielJerryDianneNabilaJennyWilliamHenryDanaKevinKurtAlvaroDanielColtonRichardBenjamin
Oceanside RachelCyndieJulesBeatriceKathyNatania
The Scavengers AnneTamielBrionFarronWinslow
Georgie's Group HildaMidgeGeorgie
Magna's Group MagnaLukeConnieKellyYumikoBernie
The Whisperers LydiaAlphaAdamBetaGammaZionRasmusSeanHelen
Shelter Survivors CyrusAmandaLamarFrankRoseMatias
The Highwaymen AlekOzzy
Jocelyn's Group WinnieP.J.GinaLinusMitchellJocelyn
Unknown Location FrancesLucyJenVirgilWayneLizzie
Miscellaneous Survivors SiddiqWilhelmEastmanSamAnaMrs. BlakeClara
Animals DogNellyShivaTabithaButtonsDukeFlameViolet
Walkers CarlaDellyJoe Sr.BillTonyNickErinDougLouiseWayneSummerHannahEddie
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in gray and italics.
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