Mars, named after the Roman god of war, started 1915, during WWI. Mars produced flats in 30 and 40 mm. The success was immediate as modern figures from WWI could be offered, but sales peaked already in 1918. Mars hired two of the world best engravers Ludwig Frank and Sixtus Maier the Elder, both Germans. The production was industrialised and the range was divided into five different classes. Roughly 550 molds were produced. The highlight was the 40 mm historical and ethnographical sets.