This page explains both how to successfully carry out the massacre skimmers activity, and the effect on the BGS (Background Simulation). Use the tags above to read about related items, together with similar/related functions in-game.
Massacre missions show 3 ship icons against a target.
Skimmer Massacres involve landing at surface sites (or hovering over them) and killing skimmer craft belonging to the oposing faction. As skimmers provide food/energy procurement these missions can help generate Famine for your opponent. You can also attack outbuildings and generators at the enemy base (see Attacking Enemy Bases) for additional effects.
Functional States: All states including War
Target/Source Info: FOR the faction for whom you want to raise influence, and in war or general, AGAINST the faction you want to destabilise
Exceptions: Behaviour changes in and out of war.
Effect on Player: Gain REP & INF with source and lose it with target factions (choice of rewards).