Is there a reason why we have 3 sections of 8 men in a plt? Is it a firepower reason, manpower (covering stags) or is it just what we have always done? I noticed that other Armies don't neccesarily have this lay out. So does 3 Sections of 8 have an advantage over (for exampe) 3 'squads' of 12 or 3 sections of 10. Could we have 4 sections of 6?