"Your troops are stationed in Army Camps. Build more camps and upgrade them to muster a powerful army."
The Army Camp takes up a 5x5 space, making it the largest structure in the game.
They continue to function even when they are being upgraded, allowing you to keep your armies at full capacity at all times.
Troops in the army camp do not act like Clan CastleTroops, as they do not defend your village during siege.
In the Halloween update, Troops would not die/disappear even after one's camps are destroyed. Due to people's support towards keeping this feature, Supercell has made it permanent. Now Troops inside the camp, even if destroyed, don't perish.
You should not surround your Army Camps with Walls, as they do not need protecting. Also, the Army Camps occupy a lot of space (5 x 5). More walls are needed to contain them when the extra walls can be used to surround defensive buildings that are already inside the wall, strengthening the defense.
It is always preferable to initially build all available Army Camps, and then upgrade the lowest-level ones first. Every time you upgrade (except upgrading to level 2) the camp only gains 5 more housing space and it costs more elixir the more you upgrade. The next level is at least 2.5 times more expensive than the one before it.
Army Camps have a significant amount of health so keeping them in range of a defense (though not inside walls) is a wise strategy. The attacking Troops will spend a considerable amount of time destroying the Army Camps, allowing defensive buildings ample time to fire shots on them. Their physical size is also an advantage as well, as even after enemy troops have destroyed the Army Camp they still have several tiles to traverse to their next target.
The Army Camps can still hold troops while they are upgrading.
Clan Castletroops do not go into the Army Camp when donated and do not take housing space in the Army Camp.
The only significant visual change the Army Camp undergoes is at level 7.
When initially constructed, the Army Camp is a large open grassy area with a cooking fire in the center.
At level 2, a bare spit appears over the fire.
At level 3, a carrot appears on the spit.
At level 4, the carrot is replaced with a chicken/turkey.
At level 5, the chicken/turkey is replaced with a pig.
At level 6, the pig is replaced with a bull and more rocks are added around the fire.
At level 7, the spit and food disappear. Instead, the cooking fire is surrounded by large black rocks with sharp edges.
At level 8, the black rocks glow bright red and it has a slight glow around the rocks. The rock on the far right shrinks in size.
As of the 2012 Halloween Update, Troops will not perish if camp is destroyed in battle.
Although the Army Camp contains food in most upgrades (levels 3-6) it doesn't have any effect on the Army Camp and it never gets eaten.
It is known that a bunch of people have hacked the game, and have gained the ability to build Goblin Huts. Some of these act as army camps, providing the same space as a level 1 army camp (20). It is unknown how this was done.
When you move your Army Camp, any Troops there will wait until it is placed in its new position, at which time they will move towards the place where you put it.
When you are raiding or visiting another player's village, you cannot see the enemy Troops in the Army Camps.
For the amount of squares they occupy (5x5) the Army Camp has relatively low health.
When a Troop finishes training, a puff of smoke appears in the Army Camp that the Troop will go to.
When your Army Camps are full they will display a full sign on top.
- Pressing this icon displays information about the Army Camp such as Level, Total Troop Capacity and Hitpoints.
- Pressing this icon upgrades the Army Camp to the next level if you have enough resources and a free Builder. When the Army Camp is at maximum level this icon is not shown.
- Pressing this icon finishes an upgrade currently in progress by paying the displayed number of Gems.
- Pressing this icon cancels the upgrade currently in progress. This icon is only displayed while an upgrade is in progress.