Each platoon was made up of four squads. Each squad had 12 men, eleven with rifles and one with a light machine gun called kg mg/21. It was based on the american BAR 1918. In 1937 it was up-graded and the new model was called kg m/37.
The squad was lead by a Sergeant and he was assisted by a Corporal. The platoon was lead by an Lieutenant and he was assisted by an Sergeant. The Lieutenant also had two runners.
A platoon is made up of 52 persons. One Lieutenant, five Sergeants, four Corporals, two runners, four machine gunners and 36 riflemen.