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HSRP between pairs of routers

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Have not setup HSRP before but it doesn't seem challenging until you get to the physical connections which I can't find documented anywhere.

See Diagram for better understanding.

So my scenario is two headend routers running HSRP  handing off one Cat-5e cable each to my 2 cisco routers which will be running HSRP on my end.

Challenge:
Do I need to place a switch between these two pairs of routers?  
Can I plug these single connections for their two routers directly into my two routers?  Will this allow for redundancy against all possible situations?
I know HSRP communicates via multicast but don't undestand exactly what requirements are needed to provide a "path" for this communication.

What is best practice here?

Thx!
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