Princely Guard (Montescano)

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Princely Guard

War standard
Active 2019 - present
Country  Principality of Montescano
Allegiance Sovereign Prince
Type Army, Gendarmerie
Size 5
Motto Aut princeps aut nihil
Either Prince or nothing
Anniversaries 1 August
Capitaine-Général HSH Sovereign Prince Dionisiy I
Général HSH Mirza Biessot du Hommer-Feschotte-Böçkün, Count of Mohiljov

The Princely Guard is responsible for both military tasks and law enforcement. It consists of two regiments, I Regiment Prince’s Company of Riflemen Guards, acting as standing military of the Principality, and the II Regiment Princely Maréchaussée, acting as gendarmerie and handling all police duties. There are currently 5 members of the Princely Guard.

The army is under civilian control, with the Sovereign Prince as Commander-in-Chief. The professional head of the army is the Chief of Staff, who answers to the Sovereign Prince and holds the rank of Général, currently HSH Mirza Biessot du Hommer-Feschotte-Böçkün, Count of Mohiljov.

Prince’s Company of Riflemen Guards

The Prince’s Company of Riflemen Guards was founded on 1 August 2019. It is led by a Colonel, currently Lord Tim van Norde, Count of Ladoha. As per law the tasks of the Prince's Company of Riflemen Guards are:

  • To protect and secure:
    • HSH the Sovereign Prince, his Consort, the Heir to the Throne and the Princely Family,
    • the Territory of the Principality,
    • Objects of significant importance,
    • Individuals of significant importance
  • Ceremonial:To hold parades for members of the Princely Family
  • War on terror: To protect - both internally and externally - subjects of HSH the Sovereign Prince against terrorist organizations.
  • Defense of the Airspace of the Principality

Up to date the Prince’s Company of Riflemen Guards has not seen action yet.

Princely Maréchaussée

The Princely Maréchaussée acts as (Military) Police and Gendarmerie. It is led by Colonel, the post of which is currently unfilled. As per law the tasks of the Princely Maréchaussée are:

  • Police
    • ensuring public safety and order;
    • protection of rights, freedoms and obligations, as well as the interests of society and the state;
    • combating crime;
    • providing services, within the limits specified by law, to persons who, for personal, economic, social or emergency situations, require such assistance;
  • Anti-terrorism
  • Border guard



NATO equiv. code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent
Colonel Major Capitaine Lieutenant Cornet

NCOs and Enlisted

NATO equiv. Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
No equivalent
Adjudant-Major Adjudant Sergent-Major Sergent Caporal-Major Caporal Soldat-Major

Formation and structure

Unit Regiment Battalion Company Platoon Section
Contains 1-2 Battalions 1-4 Companies 1-4 Platoons 1-2 Sections 1-4 Individuals
Personnel Up to 256 Up to 128 Up to 32 Up to 8 Up to 4
Commanded by Colonel Major Lieutenant Sergent-Major Caporal-Major