Victoria 3 – Texas Guide

This is a fluid guide as I work out the least RNG way to win the initial war with Mexico… because Santa Anna can suck one.

Guide to Texas

Before Un-Pause

This is based on the most reliable way (50ish attempts) I have found that works without doing too too much testing into the mechanics.

First check General traits, if they are bad you will lose 100% of the time, because we are outnumbered we need to accomplished our goals on tactical prowess.

I have found that traits that do Moral Damage are very juicy for this.


  • Wrathful
  • Impervious
  • Bandit

Decrees that need to be put into place:

  • Enlistment Efforts
  • Greener Grass Campaign
  • Road Maintenance


  • Max out Barracks

We need to get the Armed Forces Loyalty up to at least +10 for the buff from Patriotic Fervor. to this I have found it is easiest to start by increasing military spending and enacting: Professional Army or National Guard.

Note: starting the debate for a law make the parties loyalty change for future campaigns


At the beginning you want to set Sam to defend the front.

When you inevitably capture Santa Anna… Let him run back to Mexico, we fight on!

Stay on Defensive until you break their moral down and manage to raise your battalions for a solid push into Mexican territory.

Now that you are on the front foot you must keep advancing at nearly all costs… this cannot devolve into a war of attrition you will lose(and fast). Gotta keep that momentum up.

Egor Opleuha
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Egor Opleuha, also known as Juzzzie, is the Editor-in-Chief of Gameplay Tips. He is a writer with more than 12 years of experience in writing and editing online content. His favorite game was and still is the third part of the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic saga. He prefers to spend all his free time playing retro games and new indie games.

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