Avantgarde was one of four divisions that composed the immense Hypersteel Armada. A massive expeditionary and reconaissance force, it consisted of tens of thousands of capital ships and was commanded by one of the Robolords, Vuinang. It was the sole force representing the Robots during the Hegemony Wars, inflicting heavy casualties on both other sides of the conflict, but eventually ending eradicated due to an contrived operation.
The Avantgarde constituted roughly one quarter of the Robots' then forces of the Hypersteel Armada. It consisted of tens of thousands of various warships, ranging from agile blades through versatile cruisers to powerful destroyers. It included also 6 Space Hulks and the enormous Battlestar, a gargantuan starship capable of planetary destruction. From its board Vuinang the Robolord commanded the entire fleet and ground forces, with his immense artificial intellect amplified by the systems of the battle station.
The ground forces included the mass-produced combatrons and miriads of vessels, with so many variants that the opposing forces could not have specified them all. The army was lesser in number than the sum of Texakian Ground Forces and warriors of the Goa'horx Wing that participated in the Siege of Texakus, although it was able to overwhelm them both simultaneously.