Victoria 3 Texas: Early, Mid & Late Game Strategy

All you need to know about Texas in Victoria 3 and how to play to win.

Texas is a great state to play in Victoria 3, but it might not be for everyone. Playing Texas in Victoria 3 is going to be quite hard and is more for experienced players.  However, if you know what you’re doing and how to play the game, you should be fine and even defeat Mexico and USA. There are a few things you have to keep in mind while playing Texas. Here’s everything you need to know to Win with Texas in Victoria 3.

Key Takeaways

  • Texas is quite a complex and challenging Country to play in, so you probably don’t want to start with it if you’re new. 
  • There will be a lot of wars, so just get ready to fight and conquer with Texas in Victoria 3. 
  • Focus on the war with Mexico and Infrastructure at the start of the game. 
  • Use the US to take over Mexico and set up a good infrastructure to be well established. 
  • Then leave the US and become independent and focus on your people and economy.

Texas In Victoria 3

Texas In Victoria 3 – [Image credit: eXputer]
So let’s start out by learning to know Texas in Victoria 3, and it’s a little different than Texas you know and love. So Texas is a solo state in Victoria 3 as the game starts in the year 1836, and the USA didn’t annex Texas till 1845. You can play Texas however you choose but being a solo state with not much going on, it’s difficult to play it. 

Also, it does help that as soon as you start the game, you are at war with Mexico and you are losing. Texas is all around sandwiched between two more powerful nations, both of which are trying to get control of Texas. If you win the war against Mexico, you get annexed by the USA, and if you lose, you are part of Mexico. 

However, there are ways and strategies to get around these hurdles and lead your own independent Mexico to Victory in Victoria 3. As you can probably tell by now, playing Texas is not going to be a walk in the park. But with tips and playstyle, you can easily overcome these challenges. 

Early Game

You pick Texas In Victoria 3 and enter the game, and you will notice a few things off the bat. You need to defend Mexico’s advancements and also start building an infrastructure to help yourself in becoming self-sufficient. Once you are done building all the Infrastructure, you should start focusing on the matters at hand. You will need to join the US to get the upper hand against Mexico, so you should do that. 

War With Mexico

Texas Vs Mexico In Victoria 3
Fighting Mexico In Victoria 3 – [Image credit: eXputer]
So when you start out asTexas you are at war with Mexico, and you are losing. It doesn’t look great, but you can easily overcome the problem by deciding to defend the front. Assign Samuel Houston as your general and mobilize the troops to defend the border. Wars in Victoria 3 are a bit random, but 9 times out of 10 you should win that war. 

Once you win, you’ll capture the Mexican general Santa Anna, and there are two ways you can play from here. You can either cut a deal with Mexico in exchange for the General, or you can let the General go and attack Mexico head-on. 

The best thing you can do is give back to the general in exchange to end the War of Independence against Mexico. After that, you can focus on building a good Infrastructure, get the US on your side and conquer Mexico.

Rush Mexico

If you are a player who wants to fight and is just in for the run, you could go after Mexico right away. You will have to keep building infrastructure at the back as well so it might get complicated. Also, when you are at war, you lose a lot of money in war and building infrastructure ain’t cheap, so you’ll be in a lot of debt.

If your general has good traits that will destroy the enemy’s morale, you will have an easier time winning the war. You stay on the defensive after letting Santa Anna go and build up enough troops to have a proper push against Mexico.

So you can try and see how far you can go and keep advancing. But while doing this, if you actually want to win you have to keep advancing at all costs you can’t let off for a moment, because if this turns into an actual war, you will lose fast. 


Building Infrastructure As Texas – [Image credit: eXputer]
So there are a few things you will need to focus on infrastructure-wise to build a stable nation. You need to start building Construction Centers and other buildings to have a basic trade and infrastructure in place. you can go with the building at the bottom of your screen in the production lens.

Go into Agriculture and build one livestock from the lens, and that should be good enough for right now. Then head on over to the resources tab and select almost all buildings there, you can skip a few and see what you like and don’t like. We would suggest building Construction Centers and Logging cabins before unpausing and then building infrastructure as you defend yourself against Mexico.

While that build, you have some free time on your hands so you can have some Decrees in place. A few of the main ones are Enlistment Efforts, Greener Grass campaigns, and Road Maintenance. You need to have Road maintenance in place, but you can switch around the others with Emergency Relief or whatever you like. But these are the best ones we found. 

Also, you will need to put in some Barracks to start building your troops because you will be fighting a lot of wars. Enlistment Effort Decree helps you get more troops and sometimes even more loyal troops. So Decree goes hand in hand with the barracks to build a better army. 

If you are going for the Rush Mexico plan, you will need to build the Max amount of barracks you can before you even unpause the game. Having the biggest army is going to help a lot, and War is a numbers game in Victoria 3. You can put the same Decrees in place when rushing, too, and they work well with both play styles. 

Mid Game

Building Infrastructure is going to take a lot of time, so you can just focus on your government and policies for the time being. Try to keep your economy green and keep an eye out for policies, trades, and deals you are making. 

Joining the USA

Texas 3 Joining Us In Victoria 3
Joining the US In Texas – [Image credit: eXputer]
After a while, you will get an option to join the US as the Lone Star State. Taking this deal will be in your best interest, considering the other option is death. If you say no US will go to war against you, and you are not winning that anytime soon.  

After joining the US, you are at an advantage against Mexico, but other than that, you have to ask the US before doing anything. So you use the US to take back the Mexican Texas by offering them to Return a State. With the US backing Texas up in Victoria 3, you can easily win back Mexican Texas. 

Taking Over Mexico

Texas Taking Over Mexico
Conquering Mexico As Texas – [Image credit: eXputer]
You need to set up an HQ and select what general you feel is best for the battle for Mexican Texas, and then just set back and relax. The odds of you winning the battle win be quite high with the US on your side, so there’s nothing to worry about.

After winning that war, you can ask the US for Comanche if you are trying to complete Texas you know and love. Sadly the US won’t be so generous and will probably take Comanche for themselves. Not much you can do about it, so we will let it go for the time being. 

You also need to maintain good relations with France. For some reason, France started to get involved in the and then it just complicated from there. So you should try your best to keep France out of it. 

More Infrastructure

Once you take over most of Mexico, you can start using their resources and barracks to your advantage. Texas In Victoria 3 can build more battalions and use them completely to conquer Mexico. You should build more buildings and trade routes while you are at it. You can’t overlook how important it is that you keep an eye on your development and economy in the middle of all these wars.

War Against USA

Texas Fighting USA In Victoria 3
USA And Texas Battle In Victoria 3 – [Image credit: eXputer]
After a while, the USA will try to annex you, and you probably don’t want that. So it’s time to go to war against a superpower country. Now you might be thinking we barely beat Mexico. How will we defeat the US? Well, we are much stronger now since we took over most of Mexico. However, we still aren’t strong enough to beat the US. 

So we are gonna ask someone who is, so we are going to sway Great Britain. Great Britain is quite strong in the game, and if you offer them Obligation, they will lend you a helping hand. Add your war goal as a Return state, and you should be good to go.  You should get back to American Texas in Victoria 3 without many problems. 

The US won’t like that you have decided to revolt and are trying to conquer their lands. So as expected, an all-out war will break out. 

So you do have a lot of back up, but there to go after smaller states if you want to win the war. Going after bigger states will be more difficult, and you will lose most of the time. After you call off the war after winning a state, you can relax. 

New Mexico will start an uprising, and the US will try to annex them, so you will have to fight that war too. That’s part of playing Texas in Victoria 3, but you will soon be free of the US. 

Late Game 

So after taking care of all these wars, you will want to start working towards becoming independent. The US isn’t in the best state and is having civil wars and don’t like us much offer we decided to fight them. Also, sooner or later, Mexico will start a war and start fighting you. So it is time to look at the Future.  

War With Mexico

Texas Vs Mexico 2
Texas Fight Mexican Revolt – [Image credit: eXputer]
The late game is going to be pretty easy if you have played the early and mid-game right. The war against Mexico will be easy, and you will take over almost all of Mexico at this point. You can use all the resources you get to better infrastructure like before and really focus on establishing a good country and economy in the Late Game. While playing Texas in Victoria 3, you will be as good as any other country in the late game and can do whatever you want. 

War of Independence 

Texas In Victoria 3 Gets Independence From USA
Texas Gets Independence In Victoria 3 – [Image credit: eXputer]
So depending on the AI in your game, the United States might or might not fall to Communism, and at that point, it will be pretty weak. Using what you learn up to this point, you fight to become an independent country, and it’s not going to be that hard. Just set your war goals and play your cards right, and there are not many ways you will lose. Sooner or later, you can sign a Peace Treaty, and we will be Independent. 

Finishing Touches

After gaining Independence, you can focus completely on your country. Expand your markets and focus on maintaining a good economy and the welfare of your people. That’s pretty much it for Texas in Victoria 3, and we play a pretty normal game from there on. You can do as you please and go to war if you like or just focus on your country. But all the Major obstacles have been overcome, and you are free to play in another country. 

Final Words

That’s pretty much it for Texas in Victoria 3, and you will be pretty set if you follow the guide fully and should run into any unnecessaries problems. Texas can be a bit challenging and thought for a new player, so check out our guide on the BEST Victoria 3 Starting Nations if you want a more relaxed experience.

If you are having trouble establishing a good trade center, our Trade Center: How To Unlock & Use guide will help you. Since there is a lot of war while playing Texas, you might want to check out Victoria 3 Wars: How To Start & Win guide to help you understand how to come out on top. 

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Atik Younus

Atik Younas is a Junior Guides Writer on eXputer with decent experience writing about games. He’s an avid 3D designer and a coding wizard who gets fascinated by the technical aspects of the latest games. He’s got a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and loves enjoying well-written stories and combat mechanics in games. Experience: 2+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Computer Science || Written 200+ Guides || Mainly Covers Game Strategy Guides on eXputer

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