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20th Guards Cavalry Divison was a Soviet cavalry division assigned to 8th Guards Army. Prior to reorganization as a cavalry division, it was the 20th Guards Motorized Rifle Division, a Category 1 (Category A) motorized rifle division, part of Group of Soviet Forces Germany (GSFG).

Twilight 2000 canon Edit

A prewar Category I division stationed in Grimma, East Germany, the 20th was surrounded by the Bundeswehr at the outbreak of the war. After escaping the encirclement, it was set upon by its former East German allies and badly damaged. The survivors were reformed as a cavalry division in 1998 and sent back to Poland.

Subordination: 8th Guards Army
Current Location: Central Poland
Manpower: 1000

Prewar orbat Edit

20th Guards Motorized Rifle Division (Precarpathian-Berlin Red Banner Order of Suvorov): Grimma, GDR

29th Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment (Lublin Red Banner Orders of Suvorov and Kutuzov): Plauen, GDR
67th Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment (Yaroslavl’ Red Banner Orders of Suvorov and B. Khmel’nitskiy): Grimma, GDR
242nd Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment (Zaleshchiki Red Banner Orders of Suvorov, Kutuzov, and B. Khmel’nitskiy): Wuerzen, GDR
576th Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment (Bobruysk Order of Lenin Red Banner Order of Suvorov): Glauchau, GDR
944th Guards Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment (Chernovtsy-Gniezno Red Banner Orders of Suvorov and B. Khmel’nitskiy): Leisnig, GDR
358th Guards Surface-to-Air Missile Regiment (Carpathian-Gniezno Red Banner Orders of Kutuzov, B. Khmel’nitskiy, and the Red Star): Leisnig, GDR

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