I was referring to all the companies. I don’t think the six original companies were increased in size by distributing more men to them. Instead two extra companies were added to the battalion. That makes me think that the company must have been an administrative rather than a tactical unit because the process of doing something like forming a square must be different when using eight sub-sections rather than six.
Mind you, this is just a supposition on my part and trying to understand the intricacies of how formations actually manoeuvred tends to make my head spin.