View Full Version : Historic Fail in AC: Black Flag

08-14-2013, 10:47 PM
Guys, I saw this video and I noticed an historic fail in 5:24.


The flag shown in the ship is the present Spanish flag, not the flag used in that era. The flag used was this one:


08-14-2013, 10:58 PM
AC4 is set in the 18th Century and the foundations of the modern day Spanish flag had been set.
I believe you have your centuries mixed up. Ubisoft are careful and accurate with their historical details

The 17th century flag & Modern Spanish Flag

The foundations of the present ensign were laid down in the 17th century when the royal arms on the flag were modified. The necklace of the Holy Spirit was pushed into the background whereas the Golden Fleece was maintained. Charles III also added six blue lilies on gold and three lilies of gold along with five red discs. The king of that time made an interesting observation that gave birth to the coloring of the Spanish flag. He noticed that all other European nations had flags that were quite similar to each other. He wanted something that would make the Spanish flag stand out in battles and otherwise amongst the other European nations. Hence he ordered for variants of the flag to be developed and finally selected the tricolor flag with two red bands and one yellow band double the size of the red.

08-14-2013, 11:00 PM
Should be this one actually although i am not sure if they had one specifically for ships.


The Cross of Burgundy was still used occasionally but it was no longer the main flag used by ships, the red and yellow colors only start being used near the end of that century, around the time of the American Revolution.