TB takes too much time and is too bugged to play, I've given up on this mode for the time being, even if I like it a lot. I suspect the game has been created with RTwP in mind anyway, like Kingmaker, or they would have adapted the encounters for TB.
Indeed, the confusion that comes with RTwP doesn't help in this case. Even when one assigns targets or positions to companions, chances are they'll change their mind as soon as you're leaving them on their own. But it's hectic and fun.
I know I know, it was a jest because of the eternal debate of TB vs RTwP in which I'm pretty sure everyone knows where I stand
It might work in RTwP, but you would need a lot of micromanaging that probably gets extremely tedious.
I just looked at my Steam, and I have 143 hours recorded, so that's how long it took me to finish the game in TB as I never played again after I finished it for the first time. That's with full exploration, all quests done, all areas visited. That's a significant increase from the average 70-80 hours that took most streamers playing RTwP, so yeah I can see why some feel it's a drag.