They could be none of the above. What about "Byzantine" (Roman), Armenian, Syrian, Seljuq troops etc .... like the earlier set of Turcopole archers. There were lot of "Oriental" Christians, and not just Orthodox or Catholic - many Turco-Mongols were Nestorian Christians
The Norman rulers of Sicily (read The Normans in Sicily by John Julius Norwich) after their conquests actually fielded Byzantine, Norman and Arab troops in their many contretemps - maybe these 'flamboyant' types also have a role to play in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The images are not clear enough for me to give any definitive answer just yet ...
Hi frank, full north europeen armor fighting arabs turks in eastern mediteranean heat is doubtful.
teh periods northern europ wools(oils) etc clothing would perhaps rot so fast with sweat.leather straps that work in moist climate would dried up quickert and become brittle snap,unless greased (but that invokes perhaps another problem).
The first crusdades must have met the multitude of operational logistical problems of climate effecting weopnry.The woods used for arrows and lances and seige machine would also be effected.I can see why ffirst crusades must have run out of money.What evidence of these effects are there ?
In defence of flamboyance , take the crusader wear then forcing replacement with teh local made eastern europ garb coloring and substityutions.Looks more flamboyant.for need practicality and necessity/
From experience I took a carved present of the laughing budha to a friend in teh desert , within 3 weeks it crack and split.I felt bad as it was not cheap one.
irrespectively have teh fun week .here it almost thanksgiving so everyone think for holiday/