During a war, I took enemy's provinces.

How to give these provinces to a vassal ?

I know it may appear as a simple game-mechanic, but when I try to "sell" these provinces, my vassal is willing to accept only one at time and it make me loose 10 prestige points.

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You can always use sell province (with the cossacks dlc Grant province) to hand provinces over to your subjects. They will always take provinces, which are their cores. But they will pretty much take any province as long they have 0% overextrension and the offered province keeps their realm contingous. They will then immediately start coring the province and after that's done you can offer them a new province.

The second option opens with the art of war dlc(or cossacks works for this as well). You can now transfer occupation of any province to any ally in a war. Handing over occupation to a vassal this way will grant the province to your vassal in the peace deal. Keep in mnid, you almost always have to do this manually, as any province occupied by a vassal automatically conuts as occupied by you unless the province is a core of your vassal.

On top of that, there are plenty of reasons to hand provinces to vassals. Powerful enough vassals can handle internal strife and smaller conflicts by themselves without your interaction. Especially a world conquest game is made much more manageable this way. Diplomatic points are usually less valuable than admin, so having a vassal core provinces for you and then annex him is often a good idea. Feeding vassals has been a strategy so strong, it received numerous nerfs over the many patches the game has seen.

  • Your answer is in fact the same as mine. We just don't seem to agree on wether or not it is a good strategy. Apr 12, 2016 at 6:45
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    Well, i provide more information about the sell and the expanded grant mechanic from cossacks. You merely state there is no other option, which is technically correct, but not a very thorough answer to the question. Additionally your second paragraph appears to me as you are stating giving a core to a vassal is only possible as part of a peace settlement. Sell/grant allows you to do that at anytime and a vassal will always accept a province, which is a core. Finally, I expanded my answer a bit, with another possibility.
    – Dulkan
    Apr 12, 2016 at 6:58

Leaving aside the question why you would want to do this (after all, larger subjects get higher liberty desire and only give you pretty limited benefits compared to owning the provinces outright) there is no other way to hand over provinces.

You can only give provinces to vassals more directly if the province is a core of theirs. In that case you can have the enemy do a "return core" in the peace settlement.

  • You'd want to do that so that your vassal cores said provinces in your stead. Then you don't have to spend the admin points to core them yourself.
    – Laf
    Apr 12, 2016 at 13:59

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