Revolt Question

Darktracy

Messenger
I hope I am posting this in the right area, if not then sorry



How is someone able to send a conquering attack in approximately 18 minutes?

I recently had a player named qwirkle take one of my cities with a shortly timed attack (I know it was short because there were no attacks when I logged in and when I came back around 15 minutes later there was an attack with 2 minutes left, because the attack time was short I assumed it was a normal attack and sent my troops somewhere so they could defend me later but it ended up having a colony ship in it and I lost the city, how was he able to send an attack with a colony ship that fast?
 

hawkii

Newcomer
If you have a city revolt ready and put a city into revolt can u send a CS from a city that's not revolt ready and still take it?