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Rio Grande under Antonio Canales Rosillo is a custom civilization by JakeWalrusWhale, with contributions from PorkBean, Senshi and DarthKyofu.

This mod requires Brave New World.


Rio Grande[]

The Republic of the Rio Grande was a state created in opposition to Santa Anna's new Centralist government in Mexico. The country consisted of the states Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas, and the Capital of Laredo. The country didn't even last for a year, and the majority of the soldiers in the Army were Texan and Mexican volunteers, and Caddo Indians. The country was disbanded after their defeat at the Battle of Saltillo, because the majority of the army were bribed by the Mexican Army or were Mexican Spies.

Antonio Canales Rosillo[]

Antonio Canales Rosillo was a member of the Mexican Army, untill he led the movement against the new Centralist government, and founded the Republic of the Rio Grande. After the Republic was surrendered back to Mexico, Canales was offered a position as Brigadier General of Santa Anna's Army, which he accepted. He fought in the Mexican-American War, and he became a hero amongst the Mexican people.

Dawn of Man[]

"Howdy to you, General Antonio Canales Rosillo of the Republic of the Rio Grande! You fought what y ou believed in, by creating a Federalist republic in protest to Santa Anna's crooked Centralist ways. You built up a great army, solely on volunteers, to win multiple battles against your former Mexican brethren. You helped create a government, to show the seriousness and bravery of your true intentions. You became a local hero in the Northern Mexican states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas, and got a backing in supplies, soldiers, and loyalty from the people themselves. Despite being against all odds, you held your head high and didn't give up.


Art by DarthKyofu and JakeWalrusWhale

Oh, brave leader, can you continue the fame and bravery you once had? Can you fight, even when hope seemed to have run out, against your enemies with courage? Can you create a state that your people will be proud to be apart of? Can you build a civilzation that will stand the test of time?"

Unique Attributes[]

Rio Grande (Antonio Canales Rosillo)
Canales icon crop

Art by JakeWalrusWhale

Dios, Libertad y Convención

Units are trained with additional experience based on the number of Horses Horse resources you have per city. During War War, all friendly tiles with a river provide damage to enemy units on them or adjacent.

Vaquero crop

Art by JakeWalrusWhale

Vaquero (Cavalry)
  • Can be expended to create an upgraded Horses Horse resource.
  • Gains a War Combat bonus when attacking across a river.
Fortaleza crop

Art by JakeWalrusWhale

Fortaleza Colonial (Military Academy)
  • Border growth doubled in this City during War War.
  • +1 Strength City Defense for every river tile owned by the city.
City List
  1. Laredo
  2. Monterrey
  3. Saltillo
  4. Reynosa
  5. Guadalupe
  6. Matamoros
  7. Ciudad Victoria
  8. Nuevo Santander
  9. Apodaca
  10. Tampico
  11. Monclova
  12. Jiménez
  13. San Nicolás de los Garza
  14. Topo de los Ayala
  15. García
  16. Hacienda San José de los González
  17. Miramar
  18. Villa Juárez
  19. Mier
  20. Guerrero
  21. Camargo
  22. Sabinas Hidalgo
  23. Linares
  24. Montemorelos
  25. Parras de la Fuente
  26. Nuestra Señora de los Dolores y Cuatro Ciénegas
  27. Morelos
  28. Alcantra
  29. San Fernando
  30. Victoria
  31. San Patricio
  32. Refugio
  33. Seralvo
  34. Nadadores
  35. San José
  36. Hojos
  37. Magiscatzín
  38. Río Bravo
  39. Revilla
  40. Llera
  41. Anelo
  42. La Punta
  43. Escandón
Spy List
  • Zapata
  • López
  • Antonio
  • María
  • Samuel
  • José
  • Manuel
  • Francisco
  • Juan
  • Jesús



Peace Theme War Theme

Rio Grande Peace Theme


Rio Grande War Theme

Mod Support[]

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now federalists and rebelling against the Mexican government. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Events and Decisions[]

Establish a Newspaper for Rio Grande
War has been declared, and you and your people want a way to get the news from the front. A newspaper would be a great solution, and it would help the people worried back home.
  • Player must be Rio Grande
  • Must be at War
  • Must have the "Military Science" Technology
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • 300 Gold Gold
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates
  • All current Units Get 15 Experience.
  • You get 15 Happiness.
Gather Volunteers for the Rio Grande Army
It seems that you may have a war to deal with, but you lack an army. Luckily, soldiers from another friendly nation are willing to fight on your side.
  • Player must be Rio Grande
  • Must have a Declaration of Friendship with another Player
  • Must be in the Renaissance Era or later
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • 500 CultureIcon Culture
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates
  • Each unit owned by a civilization that you have a Declaration of Friendship with will have a 10% chance to join your side.
Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 4
Last Updated: 25 April 2020



JakeWalrusWhale- Design, Research, Text, Art, Code, Lua, Leaderscene

PorkBean- Unit Model Help, Lua

Senshi- Icon, Colors, and Alpha


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